Argument Synthesis Essay Assignment | Homework for You
Use techniques for critical reading
Develop an informed argument based upon previous reading and study
Conduct basic library database and web searches
Practice responsible use and correct citation of sources
Implement a mixture of summary, paraphrase, and quoting
Argue with a specific audience in mind
Synthesize multiple readings in an unbiased academic essay
Reread the articles between pages 310-325 about social networking privacy threats. After reading the four sources provided between those pages, write an Argument Synthesis Essay about one of the textbook articles and another online source (that you locate on your own) that discusses the same topic. For example, if you want to write about anonymous cyberbullying, you could pair Jonathan Mahler’s “Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling” with another web article that discusses internet anonymity.
After evaluating the articles and developing your own perspective of the central topic, use the subject matter discussed in the two articles to help you argue an original point about social media privacy. More specifically, you will compose an arguable thesis about social media privacy, but you will use the support of two articles to lend credibility to your claim.
According to the synthesis concept described in Practical Argument between pages 341-343, you can “combine summary, paraphrase, and quotation from several sources with your own ideas to support an original conclusion” (341). In a nutshell, that is your goal for this new paper assignment.
Audience Tip: As a way to help you enhance the purpose of your paper, you could choose to direct your paper at a specific reading audience, like parents, new college students, new social media users, or another relevant party. With the knowledge you have gained from reading and critiquing multiple essays about social networking privacy, what do you believe __________ should know before they enter the social networking universe? Approximately 1000 words, plus a Works Cited page in MLA Format. Don’t forget your in-text citations! Please review the MLA formatting videos for document design and Works Cited page creation tutorials.