Unfortunately, school shootings have become commonplace in society today. Indeed, many students have told me that they take online classes in order to lessen the chances of being part of one. The subject is complex and there are a number of theories and ideas of how to deal with this crisis, many of which you read and wrote about in the homework for this unit.
Craft an essay of no less than six (6) full pages that establishes and supports potential approaches and solutions to keeping schools safe.
*When structuring your essay, make sure that your sources interact with one another. Do not simply transition from one source to the next. That will make your paper read like it is a summary of source material. Instead, articulate your ideas by showing how different points of view reveal their strengths and weaknesses when juxtaposed. For example, how would the author of Theres a Reason They Choose Schools respond to Guns Dont Belong in the Hands of Administrators, Professors, or Students? When you incorporate multiple sources into the aspects of the topic you are arguing, you give your reader a broad look at the subject and also an opportunity to evaluate the sources in relation to the overall argument you are making.
Your argument essay should be “solution based.” Addressing all of the different ideas here is crucial for your reader to understand the entire topic. What do you think of these ideas? Which ones are most plausible and realistically implemented, and which ones are unrealistic or misguided? What makes the most sense? What do YOU believe will help put us on a path to solving this national dilemma?
Use ALL of the support material you were assigned for your homework this past week. Cite each source at least once in your essay.
How Not to Respond to Virginia Tech–II p. 609
Guns Don’t Belong in the Hands of Administrators, Professors, or Students p. 613
There’s a Reason They Choose Schools p. 616
When May I Shoot a Student? p. 619
Can We Invent Our Way Out of School Violence? p. 622
“A Bid for Guns on Campuses to Deter Rape” p. 625
Write this essay in the third person POV.
Craft your essay in MLA style.
Refer to the MLA section in Canvas for guidelines.
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Craft a clear and concise thesis statement. Please refer to the section on Thesis Statements in Canvas.
Craft an MLA works cited page. Refer to the section titled MLA Works Cited Page in our Canvas site.
Give your essay an effective and engaging title.
Utilize and cite material from ALL of the assigned work for this unit at least once.
Refer to the Course Documents section for guidelines and instructions on how to cite.
DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE MATERIAL OTHER THAN THAT FROM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #1. ANY USE OF UNAUTHORIZED OUTSIDE MATERIAL WILL RESULT IN A ZERO FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.