English 109—Second Assignment: Concept Paper
Requirements: Three pages in standard MLA Format.
Font: 12-point Times New Roman or its equivalent (Arial, Verdana, Calibri).
Peer Review Date: October 3rd, 2008.
Due Date: October 10th, 2008.
Write an extended definition of a term or concept that interests you, and which you want to study further. When you have a good understanding of the concept, explain it to your readers, considering carefully what they already know about it and what your essay might add to their understanding.
Remember, your Concept Essay will go beyond mere dictionary definition to a clear, concise, and functional understanding of the concept, based on explanation, illustration, comparison, anecdote, and example.
-Select a topic.
Determining Rhetorical Stance
-Define your readers.
-Determine what they need to know and how best to present the material.
-What is your goal in relationship to your readers?
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