Hey there, I hope you have a great day and I want you to write about a 10-12 page research essay. Also, you can use up to 3 pictures. I will expect you to send me a draft or the unfinished work first and then, after I hear something from my professor, we add or make something good for the final one. Here is all the information and directions I got.
# please use this Title ” “Deconstructing Urban Legends: Analyzing the Power and Influence of Contemporary Folklore in a Worldwide Culture” or make it original and use a strong claim and thesis statement.
# You can use and connect some ideas from my recent midterm research paper and I will attach a file below.
# Final Essay Rubric 1) No Fallacies 2) Creative and Informative Title/Strong Introduction 3) Thesis/Claim (Narrow, Clear, WHAT, and WHY), 4) Body (Logical Progression of Effective Evidence/No Tangents), 5 ) Conclusion (Call to Action/Look to Future/Restate Thesis), 6 ) Transitions (Smooth Flow in Paragraphs and Between Paragraphs), 7) Quality of Sources 8) MLA-Formatted Document, 9) MLA-Formatted Works Cited, 10) MLA-Formatted Images (referencing in paper and citing with a caption), 11) MLA-Formatted Citations, 12) Source Usage (I.C.E.), 13) Voice (Suitable tone, diction, P.O.V., tense, clarity, and conciseness), 14) Spelling, 15) Grammar (sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and other errors), 16) Weak Words and Statements.
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Hey there, I hope you have a great day and I want you to write about a 10-12 page research essay. Also, you can use up to 3 pictures. I will expect you to send me a draft or the unfinished work first
Weak Language Avoid This Language Different teachers have different issues with writing. In my time teaching, I have come across some terms and phrases that I push students to avoid because they lack clarity. Usually, these phrases can be deleted or replaced to form a much stronger and more descriptive statement. Please reflect on each of these then search them out and replace them in your paper. I Statements versus Self-Reflection Memoirs are Fine with Me Personal stories and experiences are fine with me. Some teachers say to avoid “I” completely, but often times memoirs can add a strong connection and credibility to the topic. In the study of folklore, such stories might be important, too, when considering how information was collected. For instance, in our textbook, an example is given of a woman collecting tales from cowboys. She had to clarify that in order to collect the stories she needed to spend time with the cowboys, which meant drinking whiskey. Explaining such a detail is essential in understanding the collection of such stories. Avoid Self-reflection When an essay starts to talk about the process of thinking, writing, or talking about the content of the essay, I call this self-reflecting. Avoid self-reflecting. Some statements included in such weak phrases include: I think, I will discuss, I will argue, this paper will prove, what I have discussed earlier, in my opinion, this paragraph will be about, in my opinion, in conclusion…. Most of the time, you can delete these phrases for stronger statements. Example: I think that the game of Bloody Mary represents the fear teens have of being isolated. Bloody Mary represents the fear teens have of being isolated. You, We, Us, and Our Avid referring to the audience directly at all times. Such incidents often make unfair or even offensive assumptions about the audience, which causes them to stop reading your paper. Replace it with the person or group you are actually referencing. Example 1: You need to pay attention to what your children do online. — Telling parents they are not doing a good job at parenting usually comes across as offensive. Parents can spend time monitoring their child’s online behavior to ensure they do not get into trouble. — No assumptions are made, but suggestions are given. Example 2: Our history of believing in Greek mythology has influenced the names of the months. — Not everyone reading the paper will have the same ancestral history, and not all readers will have the same religious beliefs. Greek mythology has influences the names of the months. Vague Pronouns A pronoun replaces a noun, and sometimes readers do not understand which noun it refers to. I already explained why self-reflection and referencing the reader should be avoided, but other pronouns should always be questioned We are then left with the pronouns of the third person POV. These are he, she, it, and they. Always double check to ensure these terms clearly reference another term. Example 1: Bob, Sam, and Tim went to his house. — The owner of the house is unclear. Tim showed Bob and Sam the way to his house. Example 2: The game of Bloody Mary allows them to test their fears. — Who is testing their fears? The game of Bloody Mary allows children to test their fears. Things and Stuff Omit these words from your vocabulary. They are placeholders when a writer does not know what they actually want to say. Ask yourself what you’re really trying to say or referring to and make it clear. Example: The stuff kids do while playing Bloody Mary represent a lot of things. The rituals performed by kids during Bloody Mary represent the traditions of cultural practice. This/That These terms can be used without a problem, but try not to use by themselves. Make sure they refer to something specific, not just a general idea or content that was mentioned earlier but is now unclear. Example: Princess Mononoke represents several different changes in Japanese culture including gender equality and technological development in a society that was originally focused on nature. This is why Princess Mononoke changes that. Princess Mononoke represents several different changes in Japanese culture including gender equality and technological development in a society that was originally focused on nature. This focus on nature is why Princess Mononoke changes traditional myths. Example of All the Weak Language Combined Some weak language will creep up in everyone’s writing, but if you try to avoid it, then you can prevent nightmares like the following: I am going to discuss things that happen during Bloody Mary and how they suggest you have stuff happening in your life. This is why they play the game so often and why they like this stuff, and she claims it’s a thrilling thing that challenges them for that. I count over 10 issues in these two sentences, which causes them to make very little sense. I would suggest rewriting them with clearer thoughts. Advanced Grammar Lecture We’ve covered basic grammar and sentence structures already, so now it’s time to go over a few pieces of punctuation that are a bit more complicated. I save these to talk about because they are not necessary to write clearly in English. Furthermore, some forms of writing actually discourage their usage since they can appear too formal, academic, or even boring. If you don’t understand how these are used, do not feel obligated to use them. Still, understanding them can be beneficial. They are semicolons, colons, em-dashes, and ellipses. Semicolon ; There are two ways to use a semicolon: 1. As a semicolon–this situation is when you link two complete sentences together because they are closely related. Sally did not eat dinner; she is allergic to shellfish. –“Sally” is the subject of the first part of the sentence, and “did not eat” is the verb. –“She” is the subject of the second independent clause, and “is” would be the verb. Technically, you could use a period or a comma and one of the FANBOYS to connect these independent clauses, but some writers prefer the way the sentence sounds when it is structured with a semicolon. Remember, there are many ways to say the same information in different ways, which allows writers to have unique voices. 2. As a super comma–this situation is when a list uses commas in it. It might be a list of lists, but usually, I see it as a list with large numbers (i.e. 1,000,000) or cities, states, and countries. The adventure will take us to Cleveland, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Las Angelas, California. The use of a semicolon as a super comma allows readers to understand each city and state as a single item. Without the super commas, it might look as if there are twice as many stops. Colon : A colon indicates a complete sentence has been stated and more information explaining an item in the sentence is about to be discussed. On the left side of a colon, you should always have a complete sentence. On the right side, you may or may not see a complete sentence. Dan packed his camping supplies: a tent, a sleeping bag, and some water. –Notice how the list of information on the right is explaining supplies. Tina has a great idea: the students could hold a fundraiser. –This example shows two complete sentences, but the sentence on the right explains “idea” from the first part. Another way to think about colons is to consider them a replacement for the words “which are” or “such as.” Remember, if you use a colon, you should avoid using those words since you would be repeating yourself. In preparation for dinner, we spent all day making three sides, which were a salad, macaroni and cheese, and an apple pie. Or In preparation for dinner, we spent all day making three sides: a salad, macaroni and cheese, and an apple pie. Em-Dash — or — An em-dash, or sometimes called an m-dash, is created either by placing two hyphens together or having a single line that is about the same length as the letter M, hence the name m-dash. Often, computer programs will automatically merge two hyphens into a single line. Either is acceptable, usually, but always make sure you are consistent with your choice. I often consider an m-dash to be the wild card of punctuation. It can often take the place of other pieces of punctuation, including a comma, a period, a semicolon, or a colon. However, m-dashes are considered informal, so you should try to avoid them in academic writing. –Each of the following sentences is grammatically correct but can be read slightly differently. Bob didn’t arrive–he was in a terrible accident. –The em-dash, in theory, connects the ideas without taking a breath or a pause because it’s so urgent. Bob didn’t arrive. He was in a terrible accident. –A period lets the reader take a breath, pause, build tension, or even suggest the accident was not the reason he didn’t arrive. It’s almost a secondary thought. Bob didn’t arrive; he was in a terrible accident. –The semicolon suggests this is a formal piece of writing and serious. There’s a slight hiccup when reads run across the semicolon, but not as much as a period. Bob didn’t arrive because he was in a terrible accident –The use of “because” spells out the connection of ideas to the reader very clearly, but it uses more words and takes more time to process. Ellipses … Ellipses suggest information has been left out. You should never use them in your own academic writing because they suggest a writer has forgotten what he or she meant to say. If you’re writing a paper, you should know exactly what you want to say. However, ellipses are sometimes used in professional writing to leave out information in quotations. Sometimes a quote will be extra long and not fully connected to the subject matter. There is an argument against using them in such a way, though, which is if ellipses cut out information from a quote, the user of the quote might be taking the information out of context or misrepresenting the original speaker. Whenever I see ellipses, I always have to wonder what information am I not being shown and why am I not seeing it. I tend to distrust ellipses. Here is a simple example of readers not being able to verify the removed information of the sentence: “Pittsburgh is…a wonderful place to live.” –which could mean– “Pittsburgh is not a wonderful place to live.” Versus “Pittsburgh is a city in Pennsylvania and a wonderful place to live.” I usually recommend trying to avoid ellipses. Citations I don’t want to lie to all of you. Citations can be confusing. I like to try to put them in perspective, though. We are using MLA 9th Edition formatting style, which gives some ground rules for handling cited information, but we need to remember it’s just a recommendation. There are so many sources in the world a single guide can’t possibly explain how to do them all, which means citation guides try to lay some ground rules for writers to use. For instance, once at a writing center, I had a student ask me how to cite an unusual source: A commencement speech that was never given–>It was published in a newspaper–>the newspaper was several hundred years old–>An image of the speech in the paper was republished in his textbook. MLA guidelines will explain how to handle a speech, a newspaper, and a textbook, but not a speech in a newspaper reprinted in a textbook. We had to use the basic guidelines to create our own documentation, he asked his teacher for verification, and everyone was happy. With that said, the main rule is to explain to your readers where the information is coming. Imagine you’re writing to be a conversation with someone, and in a conversation if you reference a movie, a song, or something a friend said, you would explain where the reference came from. In other words, we don’t just quote movies and jokes then pretend we made them up ourselves. When citing there are two places to include information: where you use the referenced information in your essay and in the works cited. What to use where you reference the information: Indicate whatever is used first in the works cited page. Usually, the last name of the author is key. If there is no author, you might use the title of the source. Note, an author is not necessarily an editor. What to use in your works cited: This is where you can use your book’s guidance, the MLA handbook if you have one, or websites like Purdue’s OWL Links to an external site. . It will layout the possible sources and the information needed. You can also try citation creators like EasyBib Links to an external site. or Citation Machine Links to an external site. . If you use these, though, please enter the information manually. The automatic citation creator almost never works correctly, which causes students to cite incorrect sources and lose points. Usually, you’ll find an order of these three items first, if they exist: Last Name of Author, First Name. “Title of Story or Article.” Title of the Book or Website in which the Source was Published. After that information, you put different information based on the source. Take a look at the links, practice creating a works cited page, and move on to the next page where I talk about the I.C.E. method using citations.
Hey there, I hope you have a great day and I want you to write about a 10-12 page research essay. Also, you can use up to 3 pictures. I will expect you to send me a draft or the unfinished work first
Tsfamaryam 8 Student’s Name: Matewos Tsfamaryam Professor’s Name: Ryan Demoss Course: English 102 Date: May 28, 2023 The Interconnection of Urban Legends Through Worldwide Cultures Since a long time ago, contemporary folklore has developed and spread throughout many different societies and civilizations. Urban legends stories “The Contaminated Halloween Candy” and “The Myth of the Organ Thieves” are two different urban legends, although they have similarities that make them worthy of study in comprehending urban legends’ appealing nature and pervasiveness. Both stories appeal to deeply ingrained fears and worries shared by various people. While the story of Contaminated Halloween Candy preys on parents’ concerns about their children’s safety during a customarily fun and harmless holiday, The Myth of the Organ Thieves exploits the dread of being targeted by enigmatic criminals that harvest organs for illegal purposes. When people stumble upon these stories, they are intriguing and unforgettable because they feed on their deepest anxieties. Insight into human psychology, society’s phobias, and how urban legends endure and change through time will be achieved by looking at their psychological, historical, and sociological aspects. Understanding the appealing nature and persistence of the Myth of the Organ Thieves and the urban legend of the Contaminated Halloween Candy requires knowledge of their historical elements. The reality-based worries about the trafficking of organs and medical ethics are the origins of the Myth of Organ Thieves. Scheper-Hughes in her article explains that this myth first appeared in the 1960s and 1970s when widespread urban tales about the illegal removal of organs started circulating. These myths played on anxieties over the dark side of healthcare institutions and the possibility of bodily autonomy being violated. Historical precedents can be found for the urban tale of Contaminated Halloween Candy. According to the Debies-Carl article “If You Should Go at Midnight:Legends and Legend Tripping in America.” published in University Press of Mississippi. His reports of Contaminated Halloween Candy and poisoning cases caused national concern in the 1970s and 1980s. Although these allegations mainly included isolated events, media attention and parental worries reinforced the story. They pushed it to become widely known that children’s safety is a worry throughout Halloween because harmful items such as razor blades and needles were found in candy (See Figure 1). Urban legends are created and spread due to actual events and societal fears, as seen by the historical background of these tales. Moreover, urban legends’ attraction can be interpreted in light of its psychological aspects. The Myth of the Organ Thieves and the Tale of the Contaminated Halloween Candy appeal to psychologically resonant worries and anxieties in people. The Myth of the Organ Thieves preys on people’s anxiety at being the target of enigmatic criminals who take organs for sale. The fear stems from a fundamental need to defend one’s body and preserve physical autonomy. The story instills a sense of mistrust, vulnerability, and increased personal safety. Similarly, the myth about Contaminated Halloween Candy preys on parents’ worries about the security and welfare of their kids. It stirs up anxieties about hurting loved ones and appeals to the innate desire to defend one’s family. The story emphasizes children’s fragility and the necessity for ongoing vigilance while instilling fears about concealed dangers that may be present in familiar environments. These psychological aspects of urban tales show how storytelling may arouse solid emotions and appeal to our fundamental fears and anxieties. Furthermore, analyzing their social aspects can give insight into urban legends’ persistence and cultural importance. The Myth of the Organ Thieves and the Contaminated Halloween Candy incident are examples of more considerable social worries and concerns. The Myth of the Organ Thieves first appeared during civil turmoil and institutional distrust. It expresses concerns about potential threats inside our communities, and the danger thought to come from outside sources. This urban legend is an excellent example of how the social environment affects the creation and dissemination of urban legends and how common concerns and distrust influence stories. Sociological implications can also be drawn from the legend of Contaminated Halloween Candy. It reflects social concerns about parental safety, children’s safety, and the media’s impact on public opinion. Ohlheiser claims this myth became well-known amid the “stranger danger” period when sensationalized media reports heightened parents’ concern over strangers harming their children. The sociological aspects of urban legends shed light on the interactions among cultural anxieties, societal norms, and media narratives that influence and sustain these stories. In addition to all of these aspects, the urban legend of the Contaminated Halloween Candy and The Myth of the Organ Thieves both include recurring themes and motifs that help explain their ongoing significance. Concerns about one’s safety and the welfare of loved ones are played upon in both legends. They appeal to shared apprehensions about trust, vulnerability, and the societal hazards that are deemed to exist. These legends serve as a powerful reminder of the value of storytelling and how word-of-mouth, media, and oral tradition spread stories. Additionally, both stories include the betrayal of trust and cultural conventions. On the one hand, The Myth of the Organ Thieves casts doubt on people’s trust in doctors. According to Mandell, the legend of contaminated Halloween candy casts doubts on people’s faith in the social side of activities like trick-or-treating. These recurring themes and motifs show how urban legends continue to resonate and have the power to mirror and amplify society’s worries and concerns. Urban legends, particularly the tale of contaminated Halloween candy and the Myth of the Organ Thieves have historical, psychological, and social elements that may be examined to learn more about their appeal and persistence. In addition to reflecting more extensive historical and cultural settings, these stories often delve into deep-rooted fears and concerns. Examining common themes and motifs highlights urban legends’ persistent relevance and capacity to capture and spread societal anxieties. Overall, urban legends are transmitted and evolve throughout all civilization as a result of historical, psychological, and social causes, and the universal themes and motifs that connect these stories across cultures are highlighted by shared themes and motifs. We may learn about the generality of human beings’ fears, ambitions, and goals by realizing how urban tales are connected. Urban legends will endure as our globally interconnected society develops, bridging cultural gaps and offering a window into the human race’s collective imagination. (Figure:1) Herbert, Geoff. “Check Halloween Candy: More Reports of Tampered Treats.” Syracuse, 1 Nov. 2018, www.syracuse.com/state/2018/11/halloween_candy_tampered_needles_rocks.html. Works Cited Debies-Carl , Jeffrey S. “If You Should Go at Midnight:Legends and Legend Tripping in America.” University Press of Mississippi, Apr. 2023, www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/I/If-You-Should-Go-at-Midnight. Herbert, Geoff. “Check Halloween Candy: More Reports of Tampered Treats.” Syracuse, 1 Nov. 2018, www.syracuse.com/state/2018/11/halloween_candy_tampered_needles_rocks.html. Mandell, Nina. “The Myth of the Poisoned Halloween Candy: Here’s How Often Kids Are Actually Injured from Their Trick-or-Treat Stash.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 29 Oct. 2021, www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/10/29/halloween-candy-poison-razors-safe-eat-joel-best/6193600001/?gnt-cfr=1. Ohlheiser, Abby. “Analysis | THC, Cyanide and Razor Blades: How Sketchy Urban Myths Taught Parents to Fear Halloween Candy.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 24 Oct. 2019, www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/23/thc-cyanide-razor-blades-how-sketchy-urban-myths-taught-parents-fear-halloween-candy/. Scheper-Hughes, Nancy.”Organ Stealing: Fact, Fantasy, Conspiracy, or Urban Legend?.” Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE, The Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019, sunsite.berkeley.edu/.