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All sources for this assignment must have an author (first and last name) and mu
All sources for this assignment must have an author (first and last name) and must have a full date (day, month, year) unless the source provided by the instructor does not. As stated in the Instructor Addendum to the Syllabus, a Week 1 reading assignment, the sources must be online, and I must have unfettered access to all sources. Avoid using an online copyright year as a date. Copyright dates, just like URLs on many websites are not static. The grade on this single essay assignment counts as ten percent of the course grade (a potential letter grade). Identify this assignment as Formal Essay 3. Compose a persuasive response (500 words minimum, 600 words maximum) that expresses an opinion about Hardings claims that are specifically addressed in the light green highlighted sections of the reading. Develop a thesis for Formal Essay 3 and underline it in the introductory paragraph of your essay. Before developing a thesis (argument, opinion) for your essay, access and  Agree or disagree with Harding that prisons might actually increase crime, but take a firm stand in your thesis. IMPORTANT: A paragraph of your essay response must specifically respond to the following question: Should convicted mass murderers, child rapists, and repeat offenders (including all of the aforementioned who are sentenced to a life term) be kept in prison or rehabilitated and released on parole? Do not dance around this question. Once a convicted offender is released under the conditions of parole, that offender can, at a whim, choose to violate the terms of parole. Ankle and other monitoring devices can be disabled, removed, and in some cases hacked. For the Works Cited section and the essay, use the information in the Harding source and at least one secondary source of your choice by a different author that supports your thesis. The textbook, Canvas, and Google Drive may never be used as URLs for sources. The secondary source used must list an author (both first and last name) and must be fully dated (day, month, and year). The Works Cited section does not add to the word count of the essay; however, it counts as 10% of the essay grade. PARAGRAPH REQUIREMENT: The paragraph requirement for Formal Essay assignments is introductory paragraph, a minimum of three body paragraphs, and concluding paragraph. Paragraph divisions provide transition, clarity, and organization to an essay. To view a helpful, short video about composing an introductory paragraph, navigate to the Course Handouts and Video Tutorials Module located directly above Module 1 and access the video titled Introductory Paragraph. To view a helpful, short video about composing a concluding paragraph, navigate to the Course Handouts and Video Tutorials Module located directly above Module 1 and access the video titled Concluding Paragraph. PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT: Paragraph development: In journalistic and some other styles of writing, a paragraph can be just about anything that the writer composes as long as it effectively holds the readers attention. A paragraph in EH 1301 and EH 1302 must be attention-getting, but more structured, consisting of a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence. QUOTATION REQUIREMENT: When you review the model essay, notice that there is one short, direct quotation (from research) in the paper. Most of the writing in the paper is created by the student, not quoted from another source.  This assignment requires a minimum of two direct quotations from the Harding source and a minimum of one from the secondary source. Each quotation used in this essay must be at least two complete lines of text but not more than four lines of text, placed in separate paragraphs, and must pertain to the content of that paragraph. Quotations may never be included in the introductory or concluding paragraphs. Those paragraphs should be exclusively yours, not something quoted or paraphrased from the reading assignment or other sources. A quotation may never form its own paragraph; it must be included within a paragraph and directly relate to the content of that paragraph. Quotations in this assignment may not include more than twelve lines of text, accumulative, unless otherwise instructed. IN-TEXT CITATIONS: No matter how many times an authors name is used in the narrative, an in-text citation must be provided when a quotation by that author is used. Other instructors guidance may differ. To correctly format a full citation for this online course, review the examples provided in previous assignments and the one provided in the Harding reading.. CAUTION: It is acceptable to use the Bible, other sacred documents, and reference sources but only as tertiary sources, not secondary sources. POINT OF VIEW: Compose the essay from one of the following first-person points of view. A law enforcement officer A convicted felon. The thesis, however, must always be written from a third-person omniscient point of view. Just a reminder for anyone who needs it: When writing from the first-person point of view of a law enforcement officer or a convicted felon, the voice in your entire essay must be evident in all paragraphs as the voice of a law enforcement officer or a convicted felon, and the voice must be especially strong in the introductory and concluding paragraphs. Do not write about the voice, be the voice. Remind your audience in every paragraph who you are (law enforcement officer or victim or convicted felon). Write from only one point of view except for the thesis. The language in assignments that require writing from a particular point of view must conform to the English Composition Checklist. For example, a dirty rotten scoundrel would probably use some unsavory language filled with inappropriate expletives, but if an English Composition student were writing from the point of view of a dirty rotten scoundrel, the voice must be that of a dirty rotten scoundrel, but the writing (usage, grammar, language mechanics) must be suitable for English Composition classroom expectations. For help with first-person point of view, navigate to the Course Handouts and Video Tutorials Module and access the Point of View Help – First Person video. Since this is an online course, the sources for all essays that require research must be online. As stated in the Instructor Addendum to the Syllabus, sources must be no more than five years old unless instructed otherwise. Ask the instructor about exceptions. Begin the Works Cited page after the last page of your essay. The page should be titled Works Cited centered at the top of the page, followed by a list of the citations, correctly formatted. The Works Cited page must be numbered. For example, if the last page of the text of your essay is 2, then the Works Cited page will begin on Page 3. Save this file submission as FE3_YourLastName. I will return all assignments to you with a grade and my comments written directly on the assignment. If you do not read my comments on the graded assignments, you are missing half the class. Submit Formal Essay 3 NLT the due date.

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