Social Networking essay

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Essay #2: Peer Review Draft

Your complete, polished (proofread and edited) draft is due to Turnitin by 11:59pm. Students who miss this deadline will have their “final” drafts docked a letter grade and lose the rewrite option. Incomplete drafts will be penalized.

Submit a complete draft by the deadline and:

  • earn up to 10 points for your draft
  • avoid a grade penalty on your final draft
  • be able to complete the peer review assignment (worth up to 10 points)
  • secure the rewrite option

Essay #2: Reader Response Prompt

The “Final” Draft of Essay #2 should not be the exact same as your peer-review draft. It should be better. You want to take into consideration the feedback from your peer reviews and perhaps a tutor (through the Writing Center or Writing Lab, if you have access to campus) as you set out to revise your draft. You will have read some of your peers’ essays and have had some time to reconsider the topic and your own essay. This consideration should influence your thinking as you revise.

*Final drafts submitted past the deadline will be penalized (1/2 grade deduction for each calendar day late). *Incomplete drafts will be penalized.

Assignment: In Essay #1, you were asked to focus on the role of education in your life. Many of you explored the influence of school, teachers, and personal experiences and their impact on your thinking about work education. Essay #2 asks you to explore your connection with one of the readings.

Prompt: Pick the ONE reading you most identify with from the chapter “Identities” OR “Social Networking”, and in a 1200-1500 word essay, analyze the connection you share with the text. You may agree or disagree with the author’s ideas; you may have similar or dissimilar experiences; you may question the text or extend on ideas from the text. Your thesis statement should be a claim that states your overall response to the reading.

Include analysis of the reading you choose from the chapter “Identities” or “Social Networking” and anything else you like—personal experience, relevant observation, direct or indirect knowledge, etc., to develop your argument about identity. You can use an online source if you need to support a point, but do not use more than one. Essay 2 is not a research paper; it’s a reader response essay. Your focus should be on fully engaging with one of the readings in our book.

Writing Tips: Chapter 2 in our textbook will walk you through how to write a reader response essay.

• Analysis of at least one of the assigned readings from the chapter, “Identities” or “Social Networking.”
• A works cited entry for each source you cite (REQUIRED to earn a passing grade). Follow MLA format.
• Quotations from the reading(s) in MLA format. Make sure you prepare the reader by setting up your quotes (using lead-in phrases, giving context), followed by analysis of the quotes.
• A clear thesis statement—one that conveys your interpretive claim about the subject.


“tomorrow’s crowd: the age of the digital native” by jeff Howe

“virtual companionship” by Jeremy Rifkin

“everyone is a media outlet” by clay

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