English 101 is a reading and composition course designed to prepare students to handle a wide range of college writing assignments and to acquire the analytic skills necessary for effective academic preparation. Stress is placed on the organization and composition of objective expository and argumentative essays, including the research paper.
Directions: Choose one of the following topics.
You will use our books, Affluenza and Garbology, as your primary sources. After reading both books, choose one of these topics:
1) To what extent is affluenza impacting the planet? (Affluenza is/ is not impacting the planet.)
2) To what extent is capitalism and mass consumerism impacting Americans’ gross national happiness? (Capitalism and mass consumerism are /are not impacting Americans’ gross national happiness.)
Length: at least 6 - 8 full pages (1,500 - 2,000 words)
Works Cited: separate page from your essay
Citation Format: MLA
At least one of those outside sources must be a print source (i.e., a book, a newspaper article, an article from a periodical, an article stored on a database).
|Articles||Academic/Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine|
|Books||Print, eBook, Reference|
|Media||Video, Audio, Image|
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