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Choose Your Adventure

Now that you’ve reflected on a stereotype that has affected you and conducted some research, think about what you’d like to accomplish with your essay. Do you want to explain something others need to understand? Do you want to propose a method of correcting the problem? Would you like to make a calm and rational argument that refutes another specific

point

of view? Or would you like to compare the ideas of two thinkers who disagree in some way and take a stand for which is the stronger position? Choose your Essay Two adventure from ONE of the following:PurposeDescriptionComponents

EXPLAIN

Write an expository essay that

explains

this single story or stereotype, how it comes up in culture, how it affects you, and how we can more fully understand that stereotype to end it and develop a new cultural understanding as individual people.

In addition to the components listed, below, your essay will include –

A definition of a “single story” as Adichie defines the term and that is related to your essay.

The stereotype you’re working on; its relationship to and negative effects on you and our culture.

What members of society need to understand to create a truer understanding and end this single story.

Three quotations and two paraphrases

of source information with signal phrases, accurate citations, and explanations

PROPOSE

Write a proposal essay that explains this single story or stereotype, how it comes up in culture, how it affects you, and

provides a proposal

for a program or plan that can address this stereotype within our society.

In addition to the components listed, below, your essay will include –

A definition of a “single story” as Adichie defines the term and that is related to your essay.

The stereotype you’re working on; its relationship to and negative effects on you and our culture.

What members of society need to understand to create a truer understanding and end this single story.

A proposal for how members of society, educators, politicians or others in power can help to change this stereotype.

Three quotations and two paraphrases

of source information with signal phrases, accurate citations, and explanations

ARGUE

Write a argumentative essay that

explains

this single story or stereotype, how it comes up in culture, how it affects you, and

refutes an argument

made by another (actual and credible) source.

In addition to the components listed, below, your essay will include –

A definition of a “single story” as Adichie defines the term and that is related to your essay.

The stereotype you’re working on; its relationship to and negative effects on you and our culture.

Your analysis of a position of an author who disagrees with you in whole or in part.

Your refutation of all or or a part of another’s argument that will help members of society create a truer understanding and end this single story.

Three quotations and two paraphrases

of source information with signal phrases, accurate citations, and explanations

COMPARE

Write a comparative analysis that

explains

this single story or stereotype, how it comes up in culture, how it affects you,

compares and contrasts two authors’ views

, and

contains your analysis of which view is stronger

.

In addition to the components listed, below, your essay will include –

A definition of a “single story” as Adichie defines the term and that is related to your essay.

The stereotype you’re working on; its relationship to and negative effects on you and our culture.

The positions of two authors who disagree in some way. Your analysis of both positions and choice of which position can best help society create a truer understanding and end this single story.

  
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