ENC1101 American Multilingualism A National Tragedy Article Analysis Paper

  • “American ‘Multilingualism’: A National Tragedy” by Franklin Raff
  • “It’s Time for Miami to Embrace Bilingualism” by Phillip M. Carter
    • I need to analyze and synthesize these 2 articles in 1750 words but 1500 is okay. 

Grading Criteria

  • Does your introduction present the main idea or question you plan to focus on?
  • Do you effectively summarize the texts?
  • Is your thesis clear, specific, and easily identifiable?
  • Analytical Section:
    • Is your analysis clear?
    • Does it show that you have wallowed in the complexity of your texts?
    • Does it map out and explain a number of important similarities and differences in your texts?
    • Does it include relevant points about the rhetorical features of the text?
  • Synthesis Section:
    • Is it clear how the texts and their authors have influenced your own thinking on the problem?
    • Does your synthesis show your informed, independent thinking?
    • Do you convey something that is new, surprising, or somehow risky/arguable?
  • Is your style and tone appropriate for your purpose? Is the essay well-written, grammatically and mechanically?
  • Do you show an understanding of paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing?
  • Have you cited sources appropriately using MLA style?