Type up ten (10) paragraphs of at least 5 sentences each. Each paragraph is to be on a different issue related to the 13th Amendment and is to contain at least two (2) arguable theses
Essays, Part 1: Brainstorming
Following are instructions for Part 1 of each essay you will write for this course.
Type up ten (10) paragraphs of at least 5 sentences each. Each paragraph is to be on a different issue related to the 13th Amendment and is to contain at least two (2) arguable theses. Remember, a thesis is the driving force of an essay. It should be an opinion you will be able to support with facts. Each paragraph should contain your informed ideas on the Amendment. Each paragraph should be detailed enough to be interesting and show some critical thinking capacity. Paragraphs do not have to flow or appear in any organized order. This is not going to be your essay, it is simply a step on the way to constructing a sound essay.
For example: One paragraph may look as follows:
A classmate, Jane Doe, gave a reading report on an article about flag- burning. The article, “Flag-burning Case Dismissed,” from the New York Times, January 6, 2008 edition, stated that it is legal to burn the flag as an expression of free speech. How is burning a flag a form of speech? A person could say, “I disagree with the military policies of the U.S. in Iraq,” and even carry a sign in protest, but burning a flag is a disrespectful act. It is symbolic, but not speech, per se. It is also dangerous. Possible thesis: Burning the U.S. flag should not be a right covered under the First Amendment. I might be able to argue the opposite, since I can see people thinking of it that way. So another possible thesis would be, “Flag-burning is the right of every U.S. citizen as a form of protest speech covered under the First Amendment.”
The work you hand in should be 12-point font, 1” margins all around, and double-spaced. Your name, the class name, the date, and your instructor’s name should appear in the top left corner of the first page. You should entitle it, (Number) Amendment Brainstorming. Subsequent pages should be numbered and have your name on them. All pages should be stapled together.
Articles to put into brainstorming paper:
1. My life as a Slave in America – Jill Leighton
2. Slavery and the Shrimp on your Plate – The new york times
3. Slavery in the Modern Age – The new york times
4. Priviate Prisons and the Thirthteen Amendment
5. Yep, Slavery is still legal – USA Today – Jim Liske
6. Human Traffickling and Gender Equity
7. African Mississippians, free at last! -New york Amsterdam News