The process for this unit’s peer review will be as follows:

Step One:? As early in the unit as possible, but definitely by? Wednesday? midnight CST, prepare your draft-in-progress. This will require you to spend Monday-Wednesday locating your scholarly articles (be sure to post these to this unit’s? Discussion), as well as revising last unit’s essay based on what you learn from research.

Step Two:? Attach your draft to your discussion post in .doc, .docx or .pdf by? Wednesday? midnight CST. In the body of your post, give us a paragraph or so of context. Describe how you have revised last unit’s essay so far and why. Additionally, tell us? what kinds of feedback you are looking for? (for example, feedback on your thesis, a particular argument you make, your introduction, the way that you have incorporated the new research material, etc.). This will help your peer reviewer provide meaningful feedback


Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century: Re-designing Student Success

For essay #3, perform a significant revision to last unit’s essay. Revise your work by doing the following:

Include at least two additional outside perspectives on the future of higher education. (You will discover these outside perspectives by conducting library research, and you will include them via quotation, paraphrase, and/or summary, which we will practice in this unit’s discussion.)
Argue for specific recommendations about how higher education could be re-designed for the students of the twenty-first century.
As you revise last unit’s essays to meet these new goals, you may also expand, edit, restructure, and delete from your second essay, in order to make a clear, effective argument about how to adjust college education for today’s students. This unit’s essay should not merely be last unit’s with a few new paragraphs tacked on, but should be a re-envisioned essay.

Think about what you would like to teach your readers about how higher education should change. Consider making precise, practical recommendations. Be sure to provide explicit reasoning, and describe the implications of your ideas for today’s college students of history. Make sure that every paragraph of Essay #3 points your readers toward your particular focus and argument.

Some of you may find it possible to use some material from essay #2, and others will simply use essay #2 as a launching off point. Either way, I will be looking for a revised thesis, enhanced supporting arguments, incorporation of new research, etc. Remember the difference between revision and editing; this is a revision project, not an exercise in editing essay #2. In short, although you will use essay #2 as a basis, essay #3 should be a significant re-envisioning, with a revised thesis and development. Essay #3 should have a new title to reflect this revised content.

Please craft a short description (this can be in bulleted list form if you would like) of the changes and transformations you made in revising essay #2 to create essay #3. Submit this description as either a second file or as a new page (after Works Cited) at the end of your essay #3 file. Failure to submit this required information will result in a letter grade deduction from essay #3.

Guidelines for Essay #3

Length/Due Date: approximately 1,000 words, due Sunday midnight Central Standard Time (CST).

Style/Format: This, as all essays in EN106, should be formatted in a standard scholarly format. (Most students follow MLA or APA guidelines, which are outlined in Easy Writer.) No matter what format you follow, be sure to do the following:

Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced.
Use 1-inch margins top, bottom, and sides.
Although no cover page is needed, you should include your name, my name, the course number/title, and date at the upper left-hand corner of the manuscript.
Research & Documentation: Because you will rely on the work of others to make your argument, this essay must include formal references to not only the assigned readings but also the sources you locate via research. Use your skills of quotation, paraphrase, and summary to incorporate these other writers’ perspectives, and be sure to provide in-text citations using a standard scholarly style outlined in Easy Writer, such as MLA or APA.

File format: Please submit your essay as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. These formats are available in most word processors, including Google Docs and Open Office, and will ensure that your instructor is able to comment on your work.

Works Cited/References: Your essay should include an appropriate bibliography, with an entry for each individual source you reference in the body of the essay. See Easy Writer for directions on how to create appropriate entries for works appearing in an anthology and articles archived in a database. (Hint: Look for the terms “anthology” and “database” in the directories for models in Easy Writer.)

Titles: Include a descriptive title at the beginning of your essay that tips your readers off to your thesis. Do not format your title with quotation marks, boldface, underlining or italics. Quotation marks or underlining are only appropriate if the title borrows words from another source.

This article could not be attached, but required to complete’ “ON THE USES OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students Mark Edmundson Harper���s Magazine (Sept. 1997)


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