Monsters: Jeffrey Epstein


For this assignment, you will write a research project of at least 1500 words on a topic of your choice that is connected to the class theme of “Monsters.”   Approaches:  Historical: Look at a real-life dictator, serial killer, scientist, social network, etc. and do an analysis of the coverage of the person.  Scientific: Look at modern science e.g. cloning, Crispr, genetic modification etc. and decide whether that type of science is creating modern heroes or monsters. Current events: Do a deep dive on a current event like border control, politics, make-up, sports, and analyize whether your topic is helping society or harming it?  The Steps: Pick an issue related to the broad theme of “monsters” that interest you e.g something from the class or Frankenstein’s Cat. (The topic I chose is about Jeffrey Epstein) Narrow down the topic to something you can cover in 1500+ words e.g. “Is it ethical to conduct cloning research for profit?” or “What modern fear does the monster in Birdbox represent?” Read articles and books, and watch some media clips that interest you on that topic. Make sure to get sources you agree and disagree with Put your sources on your Critical THinking #4 Challenge: Source Log. You must use 8 of the Source Log sources in the Research Paper  After doing a little research, develop your topic on your issue develop a hypothesis. Basically, take a stand on how your topic impacts the local community. Hint: This will turn into your thesis. This project will culminate in your research paper, presentation, or web page.   Task:  Write a 1500+ argumentative analysis research project, written in response to a research question of your choice about monsters. Visual Research Presentation Guidelines If you want to attempt a web-page, please contact me via canvas inbox                                Essay Requirements: An introduction that provides context on the topic, eases the reader into your essay and has a “hook” that grabs people’s attention. A thesis statement or controlling idea that takes a strong stand and is narrow enough to cover within the page limit e.g. if your umbrella topic is “The nudism movement promotes a healthy body image” you would have to narrow that down into a more focused topic that fits into that larger topic. Research is a secondary concern and personal voice is first. Transitional topic sentences that are clear, provocative, develop your thesis, and provide unity in your essay. Body paragraphs that have a transition, a topic sentence, multiple examples, and a concluding sentence. You must use 8 Sources from the Source Log in the Research Paper  The Quote Sandwich model (lead-in, quote, and analysis of quote) must be used with each quote. Some analysis of all your supporting examples. A conclusion that offers some ideas about what can be done about the situation. Strong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticated. MLA in-text citations and a Works Cited page are required for this paper.         PAPER FORMAT: o 1500+ words (about 8+ pages).THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WORKS CITED PAGE! o All drafts must be typed and double-spaced. o Size 12 Times New Roman Font o Have: Name, Class, Date, Assignment, and Topic in the upper left-hand corner. o A title that is not GENERIC o Paper MUST follow MLA format and MLA citation guidelines.     What A Successful Essay Will Have Introduction: A title specific to the topic An attention getter Background on the topic (please make it clear which prompt you are answering) End with your thesis Include a clearly stated thesis (your opinion – your 1-2 sentence response to the essay prompt) which speaks to the “so what” of the issue and is not merely a list plan of development. Body: Topic sentence that is related to the thesis Supporting evidence Quotes from the text (Remember to cite the quotes) Consideration of and rebuttal against the other side of the topic Conclusion: DO NOT bring up a new topic A suggestion of the consequences of your position for society, individuals, what you want to happen in the future, etc. Works Cited: Please include a Works Cited page at the end of your paper. Please make sure the Works Cited page follows MLA formatting rules.

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