Learning Goal: I'm working on a religion exercise and need support to help me learn. This essay is due at 11:59 PM on Monday, September 19 and should be no longer than 1-page (single- spaced, with standard margins). Please post it on Canvas using Turnitin under Assignments on the left side of the home page -> Essays -> Essay 1. Essay Topic: Address one of the following topics: 1) You are a member of the Iroquois/Haudenosaunee. Explain to me, Donald Trump, how your views on peace, nature, and especially the Good Mind could benefit me and my country. 2) “All indigenous religions are basically the same.” Use examples from Haudenosaunee, Lakota, and Yoruba religions to assess the validity of this statement. For this paper, use the information from the readings and lecture to make your case (if you want to use an outside source please check it with me first!!). I expect you to cite the reading! (Author, page number) will suffice. To be most persuasive, remember to always have a critical voice in your head, so that you clearly spell out your arguments and consider counterarguments and other possibilities. Because it is only one page, get right to the point. To write well, you need to consider both what to include and what to leave out. Make sure everything that you are saying answers the question being asked. It is also better to say a few things well than a lot of things superficially. What matters to me is that you make a good case! For topic one: use the information from the readings and lecture to make your case. For this essay, I am looking for two things in particular. First and most importantly, accurately represent Haudenosaunee beliefs; second express yourself in a convincing way that knows and appeals to your audience. Note that being combative is not convincing. Writing a letter is the most obvious form, but you are free to be creative in how you present your case. For topic two: use the information about Lakota/Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, and Yoruba religions in the readings and lecture to make your case. I expect you to make a thesis statement and to defend it with concrete details from the lectures and reading. I do not care about how you structure your essay (the standard introduction, body and conclusion is unnecessary). The papers will be graded according to the following criteria: 1) Critical Comprehension: Does the paper demonstrate clear understanding of the given topic and critical analysis of key aspects of that topic? (25%) 2) Style and Conventions: Does the paper use correct grammar and syntax, paragraph and sentence structure, strong and varied use of vocabulary, and a tone and voice appropriate to academic work? (25%) 3) Organization, Argument and Evidence: Is the paper clearly organized? Does it make a compelling or creative case for its position, supported by sufficient arguments and evidence? (50%) In other words, do you know what you are talking about? Can you write professionally? Can you make a compelling case for your position?