ASB 311 Principles of Social Anthropology/ASU West/Prof. Koptiuch

 GUIDELINES FOR CRITICAL ESSAYS

Re-read frequently!
One typed page only (double spaced). Essays to be read aloud in class!
The purpose of these essays is to encourage you to 
  • -keep up with the readings
  • -synthesize your understanding of course materials
  • -raise pertinent issues for discussion
  • -develop your own anthropological perspective
Check out the web page of  
ASU Westís 
Center for Writing Across the Curriculum 
for writing and style guides, grammatical rules, etc.
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Choose a focused topic (you can only do so much in one page!) Title your essays A Critical Essay should almost always
1) present an analysis and 2) develop an argument

 
Path of critical essay: 
topic statement--->analysis---->argument---->conclusion/implications
 
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  SHORT GUIDE TO A STRONG ESSAY


There are MANY effective styles and strategies for writing essays.
No single form will be privileged in this class.
You have license to experiment!!
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NOTE: These are NOT simply "opinion papers"


  Your audience is listening! 
Address your classmates, not just your professor!
 

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