Here are the instructions
Length: 600 words minimum (excluding name, date, class, and title)
Format: Text entry, or file via personal message/email (backup)
Drafts: If you would like me to review an early draft, please send it via email or personal message with a note requesting my comments. The campus Writing Center at LARC 229 can also offer essay-writing assistance.
Please submit an essay that answers ONE of the following prompts.
Why do 18th-century authors like William Murray Mansfield or Malachy Postlethwayt defend the institution of slavery? Support your conclusions with examples from at least one author.
Compare John Lockeâ€™s Two Treatises of Government and Jean-Jacques Rousseauâ€™s The Social Contract. Which author do you agree with the most, and why? Support your argument with examples from the excerpts.
Tip: Although you are selecting one of the two works as your preference, do not analyze one author to the exclusion of the other. A good essay will explain why one of the two is better, and why the other is worse.
Tip: All academic writing is already presumed to express your opinion, so you donâ€™t need to tell the reader that what youâ€™re saying is your opinion. It also hurts your persuasiveness by drawing attention to the fact that it is just “your opinion.” Avoid redundant first-person statements like, â€œI believeâ€¦â€ or, â€œI think thatâ€¦â€ Instead, make assertive statements from a neutral perspective like, â€œX presents a more compelling vision for the preservation of freedom than Y.â€
Feel free to ask any questions