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Instructions for the fourth “At Home” Essay:
Please write a 5-page essay in response to your own topic question. The central purpose of this essay is to state your position and persuade your audience of the validity of the idea expressed in your thesis statement. You should support your position with the research (at least three sources) you have gathered from the Rider library databases. You must use MLA documentation style and include an in-text citation for the article(s) you are summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting; you should use signal phrases for direct quotes. You also will include a Works Cited page. You are NOT allowed to use Wikipedia. You may use one legitimate website but you MUST get my approval first.
You should write in the third person for this essay. You should not use “you” or “I” within the essay!
Use an objective tone! Do not give your opinion about the authors you quote, or tell me personal stories about your family, friends, or yourself.
You should have at least three sources (not including your textbook) for this essay. You can use three articles from the Rider library databases. You must get my approval to use one website. Since this is a short essay, you should not use more than four sources, and they all must be from the Rider library databases.
You are required to place a Works Cited page at the end of your essay. The Works Cited page goes on a separate page and is not included in the total page count for your paper, e.g., if the body of your essay ends on page five, the Works Cited page should be on page six.
The essay should be double-spaced, and you should use a 12-point font throughout, either Times New Roman (which is what you’re looking at now) or Arial; use one-inch margins.
Please put your name, course information, my name, and the paper’s due date in the upper-left-hand corner of your first page (and your first page only). Set this information up as follows and use single-spacing:
CMP 120.Section #_____