Essay #3 Revised

This assignment requires that you consider the similarities and differences between academic writing and public writing. At once time, academic writing and public writing were practically synonymous. Today, however, these two seem to be two diverging forms of w riting .

This assignment will be completed in two parts:

Part 1 :
Choose a current event or incident that demonstrates your understanding of the relationship between writing and social responsibility. Develop a S torify essay that describes the event or incident and analyzes the role of writing and social responsibility in its occurrence. This essay should include your own argument and analysis, using Storify "sources" (Tweets, Wikipedia excerpts, blog post excerpts, memes, images, videos, gifs, etc.) as support. Cite your sources in a way that is appropriate for the medium of the essay.

Part 2:
In a 2-3 page reflection (typed, double-spaced, MLA format) , discuss the similarities and differences between writing a traditional essay and writing a Storify essay. Consider the following thinking prompts:
What type of audience is implied for each type of writing?
What are the benefits and limitations of each type of writing?
What types of sources are used for each type of writing ?
What are the challenges with finding, using, and citing sources with each type of writ ing?
What responsibilities are most important for writers—to adhere to the conventions and expectations of their discipline s and professional communities, or to address and persuade mainstream readers of the perspective each writer values most?
Can writing ever be too neat -- too organized?
Can writing with too few sources (or no "reputable" sources) still be considered "critical" or "academic?"

Essay Format
You will publish your Storify essay and submit the link or URL on Blackboard, along with your reflection. Be sure to make every effort to achieve good organization and coherence, to provide adequate analysis and supporting evidence, to use expository strategies to elucidate your opinions and/or explanations, and to demonstrate clear control of language and conventions of standardized written English.