Review

Review

For each of these questions, the “Explain” part is important – help your classmates
understand their essay. 

  1. (Before reviewing your classmate’s essay).  As a reader of this essay, what are
    your expectations for the essay you’re going to review?  (For this, you want to
    refer back to the prompt to write out what you expect the writer to do. Your
    expectation should start something like this:  “I expect that in this essay, the
    writer will make a claim about both agreeing and disagreeing with the assertion
    that the computer contributes nothing to the life of the mind…” and fill in the
    rest of your expectations for the essay based on the prompt.)
  2. Does the author have a thesis that fully answers the prompt? Yes or no. Explain.
  3. Does the author have body paragraphs that correctly address each part of the
    prompt? Yes or no or somewhere in the middle. Explain.
  4. Does the author incorporate two outside texts is his or her essay? Yes or no or
    somewhere in the middle. Explain
  5. Is the essay already in complete MLA format, including a Works Cited sheet?
    Yes or no or somewhere in the middle. Explain.
  6. What is one thing the author can do to make his or her essay stronger?  Explain.

Topic: Essay #2 Prompt: Seeing Both Sides
SEEING BOTH SIDES
Task:
In “Shakespeare Never Lost a Manuscript to a Computer Crash,” Theodore Roszak of CSU
Hayward argues that “the computer contributes nothing essential to the life of the mind. No, not
even all the information that comes gushing out of the World Wide Web . . . Am I saying that
computers might actually get in the way of significant Intellectual work? Yes, I am.
Drawing from research into the topic, write a fully developed 3 1/2 (min) – 4 (max) page typed
MLA-formatted essay that offers the best support for both agreeing and disagreeing with the idea
that “the computer contributes nothing essential to the life of the mind.”

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MLA Format,328 Words

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