For this assignment, you will restructure your research paper argument in order to reach a new audience by composing a public piece, an argument presented in a medium appropriate for the public domain. Therefore, your audience for this will be the general public and not the academic community.
You will consider your purpose and audience in order to design a piece that’s compelling, convincing, and credible.
After you write the public piece, you will write a detailed analysis paragraph, where you argue how you shifted your argument to fit your new audience and purpose. You should use specific evidence and analysis from your own writing to show this. Use the MEAL plan to create a strong paragraph.
For this assignment, you have the following options to reach the public:
An editorial cartoon that would be published in a newspaper
A public service announcement in the form of a video/commercial (1-2 minutes)
A poem or song that reflects thoughts and emotions relevant to your stance
After you compose your public piece, you will write an analysis paragraph about the choices you made as a writer.
Your public piece should:
Establish a clear audience and purpose.
Stand as an authentic, engaging, and polished piece that the public could consume.
Communicate an argument effectively with no gaps in logic or credibility.
Your analysis paragraph should:
Argue how you shifted your argument to fit your new audience and purpose.
Include specific evidence from your own writing to show this.
Offer analysis of your choices to show your topic sentence’s point.
Follow the MEAL plan for paragraph organization.
Read clearly with strong academic tone and style.
Public piece lengths will vary; please ensure your work has enough depth to make a convincing point. Analysis paragraphs should range between 1/2-3/4 of a page in MLA format.
Public piece formats will vary.
50 points: Organization/Development: The public piece follows a logical sequence that guides the reader clearly to a purpose, and the public piece utilizes meaningful examples to illustrate the point without gaps in logic or credibility.
15 points: Grammar: The public piece demonstrates a tone and style that is appropriate to the audience and that establishes the credibility of the author.
15 points: Conventions: The public piece follows the genre standards of the chosen style in order to be credible.
20 points: Analysis Paragraph: The analysis paragraph fulfills the assignment guidelines with accuracy and insight.
You will automatically submit this assignment through SafeAssign, a plagiarism detector. The overall score noted in a SafeAssign originality report is an indicator of the percentage of the submitted paper matching existing sources. This score is a warning indicator only and papers should be reviewed to see if the matches are properly attributed.
Scores below 15 percent: These papers typical include some quotes and few common phrases or blocks of text that match other documents. These papers typically do not require further analysis, as there is no evidence of plagiarism in these papers.
Scores between 15 percent and 40 percent: These papers include extensive quoted or paraphrased material or they may include plagiarism. These papers should be reviewed to determine if the matching content is properly attributed.
Scores over 40 percent: There is a very high probability that text in this paper was copied from other sources. These papers likely include quoted or paraphrased text in excess and should be reviewed for plagiarism.