Historical or Sociological-Interpersonal Perspective/Research Essay (minimum 2500 words)—students will choose one volume from approved SOCIOLOGICAL/INTERPERSONAL or HISTORICAL list; after reading, they will create a two-part essay with the first half (about 1250 words) acting as a brief book report of that volume;
the second half of the essay (about 1250 words) will be a concise research-based essayabout cyber technology. (either in a historical, sociological or interpersonal context, the research section flowing out of the book topic). No break between the two parts of the essay. The Historical or Sociological/Research will count 40% of the course grade.
The professor will provide feedback/grading on each assignment to aid students in improving their essays over the duration of the semester.
Sumitt on time with total number of words at the end of the essay in order to receive full points. If for any reason students submit work late, any extenuating circumstances should note (illness, work, athletics, accidents) in Canvas Comments for consideration of mitigation of late points. All essays will adhere to the following criteria:
Each essay has two parts (with no break in-between): first, a book report (a factual overview of the volume chosen by the student) written in academic voice (avoiding first person, informal statements, contractions, sweeping generalizations, direct quotes [paraphrase instead], choppy paragraphing, poor sentence structure or plagiarizing); and second, a creative essay on the assigned topic;
10-point, academic font—double spaced throughout, with total word count at conclusion of essay;
Grammar/English/composition skills befitting a 3000-level university course;
Complete using APA Style. Including a Works Cited/References page with a minimum of 3 academic journal citations (no Abstract required);
All essays must meet minimum words assigned in order to avoid proportional markdowns. (in other words, if students are assigned 2000 words and 1500 are submitted. 25 points would be deducted before grading commences);
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