ENGL 112 Perspective Prewriting

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ENGL 112 Perspective Prewriting
Your assignment this week asks you to choose your Commentary topic, issue, and…

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ENGL 112 Perspective Prewriting

ENGL 112 Perspective Prewriting

Billionaires A+

Your assignment this week asks you to choose your Commentary topic, issue, and angle, and to begin understanding how your own position fits into the larger conversation. To accomplish this overall goal, you’ll need to begin by reviewing viable topics, listening to the conversations surrounding them, and ultimately determining which topic is most fitting for the assignment needs….

Provide a brief summary of the topic. Explain the current issues surrounding the topic and share at least two different positions on the topic. As this is a summary, this section should be written in your own words; however, you must first conduct research to complete this section. Find at least two sources that offer differing perspectives on this topic and summarize their points of view. In your summary, also explain who the author or publishing organization is and how he, she, or it relates to the topic. Although we will be learning more about APA style next week, use Chapter 26 in your textbook and our APA class tutorials to provide full references for both sources….

  1. What is your chosen topic, and how did you come across it? Why is it interesting to you? What do you personally hope to gain or accomplish by writing about this topic?
  2. Provide a brief summary of the topic. Explain the current issues surrounding the topic and share at least two different positions on the topic.
  3. What specific issue will you write about within the larger topic, and what unique angle will you provide?
  4. Define your audience. Who are they, and what are their needs, motivations, and influences? In what ways will you need to structure your writing to appeal to them?

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My audience will consist of my fellow students, my teachers, and the people within the community.  They will be the average Joes and Janes who may have been part of the 99% in the Occupy Wall Street movement.  They are the ones who will likely have negative perceptions about billionaires…