Response paper 2

Response paper 2

This assignment requires you to summarize and respond to one of the following arguments. Choose either Harlan Coben’s argument in chapter 1, “The Undercover Parent” or Shemtob’s and Lat’s argument in chapter 2 “Executions Should Be Televised.” Begin by summarizing the argument. This may be your first paragraph, or you may begin with a brief introductory paragraph, and then begin your summary. In your summary, include a clear explanation of the author’s position. That is, explain what the author’s arguable thesis or claim is, whether it is stated directly or implied. Also, explain the reasons the author provides for his or her position. The summary portion of this paper should be no more than one well-developed paragraph. You might review the guidelines for summarizing in chapter 2. Do not use first person in the summary paragraph. Once you have summarized the essay, make an appropriate transition into explaining whether you agree or disagree with the argument and why. You may use first person in this portion of the assignment, and your response should be at least two well-developed unified paragraphs. You may use a direct quotation or two from the argument to which you are summarizing and responding, but do not quote too much, only those ideas you feel are powerful and effective enough to quote. If you do use a direct quotation, make sure you know how to cite it within the paper. Below, you will find two examples of how to cite a direct quotation. Please do not include a works cited page for this assignment. End your paper with a brief yet appropriate concluding paragraph. This response should be approximately two double-spaced pages. Do not exceed three double-spaced pages. Please follow the essay format, and remember to use a 12-point font and Arial. Title your paper with your own original title. Remember to proofread your final draft carefully, and don’t forget about the “Do Not List.” Due Date: Friday, July 12 by 11:59 PM! These examples illustrate two ways to cite from a text book source. Study the examples closely. Susan Jacoby argues in “A First Amendment Junkie” that “free speech is its own best antidote” (58). In “A First Amendment Junkie,” one journalist claims that “free speech is its own best antidote” (Jacoby 58).