Using the third-person point of view, compose a comparison-contrast essay (400-word minimum, 500-word maximum) based on the topic below.
TOPIC: Compare and contrast the following two elected public officials.
Mayor One of a large city who refuses to utilize the citys own duly appointed, highly trained and motivated law enforcement officers to immediately quell hundreds of lawless, violent rioters who loot, rob, plunder, and destroy private businesses night after night after night in the mayors own city.
Mayor Two of an equivalent large city who, on Night One, utilizes duly appointed, highly trained and motivated law enforcement officers to immediately quell hundreds of lawless, violent rioters who attempt to loot, rob, plunder, and destroy private businesses.
This assignment is not intended to be political.
For clarification and help with third-person writing, review p. 304, The College Writer and click here.
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Mention one of the mayors in each paragraph and provide a name for that mayor. For example, Mayor Wheeler. Also use third-person pronouns to refer to both mayors. Make sure that at least one of the mayors names is used in every paragraph.
Remember, you are writing about the third person (mayor), not as the third person (mayor).
For examples of use of forms of personal pronouns, see pp. 540.1 and 542.3 in The College Writer.
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Your essay must include at least two comparison-contrast ideas and a minimum of four paragraphs. For tips on paragraph division, click here.
The paragraph requirement for Daily Writing essay assignments is introductory paragraph, body paragraphs, and concluding paragraph.
Paragraph divisions provide transition, clarity, and organization to an essay.
To view a helpful, short video about composing an introductory paragraph, view the Introductory Paragraph video in the course How To section.
To view a helpful, short video about composing a concluding paragraph, view the video titled Writing a Concluding Paragraph: Things to Avoid in the course How To section.
Paragraph development: In journalistic and some other styles of writing, a paragraph can be just about anything that the writer composes as long as it effectively holds the readers attention. A paragraph in EH 1301 and EH 1302 must be attention-getting, but more structured, consisting of a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.
Quotations that are used in this assignment will not be counted toward the word count requirement. This is not a research assignment.
As a matter of clarification, first- and second-person pronouns may not be used in this assignment.
Clarity: This essay must include an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
FORMATTING COUNTS: To review the EH 1301 model essay in the Handouts and Course Documents section for the correct formatting of essay assignments, click here.
NOTE: If any writer believes that it is our First Amendment right to loot, rob, plunder, and destroy private businesses, then it would be a good idea to read the First Amendment, then read it again. Click here.
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