ENG102.032 − English Composition II

Prof. Eileen Joy

Spring 2007

ESSAY #3: Arguments of Definition

DUE: Thursday, May 3rd

FORMAT: 4 typed, double-spaced pages (minimum), MLA-style citation

Figures 1 & 2. Conjoined Fetus Lady and Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld

For this essay, you are going to practice your hand at an argument of definition ["what is the nature of a thing?"--see Chapter 8, "Arguments of Definition" in Everything's An Argument]. First, choose one of the following two options:

Whichever option you choose, you will need to have a total of 4-5 outside sources [we will talk more about this in class]. It is very important that you read up, again, on paraphrasing and using quotation: look at Chapter 2 [pp. 65-116] in Writing from Sources. Tips on MLA-style citation can be found in Chapter 22 [pp. 424-53] in Everything's An Argument and in Chapter 5 [pp. 241-73] in The Bedford Researcher.