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Essay Two--An Informative, but Surprising, Essay
Specific Assignment: Write an informative essay about something of interest to you and which you think might be interesting to others. The goal of this essay is to surprise your reader either by informing them about something they probably didn't know before or by clarifying commonly accepted understandings.
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We have you write an informative essay because we want you to demonstrate mastery of several important skills: a) the ability to find and understand information, b) the ability to evaluate the reliability of sources of information (this skill becomes more important every day as the number of possible sources escalates as the information storage and retrieval systems available through the WorldWideWeb, c) the ability to convey clearly, in writing, factual information. This essay will expect you to properly incorporate information you find from sources outside your personal experience and to properly cite those sources in MLA style.
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