Midterm Major Draft: The 1,200-1,500 word midterm major draft will help you analyze how one argumentative strategy above is at work in a text of your choice from the first half of the quarter.
Drawing evidence primarily from one text of your choice from the first five weeks of the quarter (see table below), write a 1200-1500 word paper that analyzes how the text uses a key DOC concept as a strategy to argue for justice. (Remember that you must choose one of the argumentative strategies listed on page one of this assignment sheet to write about).
Your thesis statement should (1) assert your definition of the strategy (i.e., do not repeat verbatim or simply paraphrase the strategy as it is written in the list above) in the particular text your paper focuses on, and (2) explain how that strategy functions to argue what justice would be in the specific context the author is focusing on. The body of your paper will then show how that strategy is at work in the text you chose, and why that strategy is significant. This means you should unpack how the text is written or how the text attempts to persuade the audience about what justice is and/or how justice would be achieved in the specific situation being addressed. Your analysis should connect the “writerly choices” in the text (i.e., evidence, structure, language, etc) to the vision of justice that the writer is arguing for.
TIPS FOR WRITING A SUCCESSFUL MIDTERM PAPER
You should imagine the primary reader of your midterm papers as your peers in DOC 2, thus you can assume that your primary readers will have knowledge of counterhegemonic U.S. history, and will know specifics about the assigned readings. Your goal, then, is to focus on analyzing specific examples to educate your readers
about your definition and the significance of your chosen argumentative strategy related to your chosen text. Please feel free to consult the “DOC Concepts Guide” on Canvas.
Use only DOC 2 course materials (lecture/discussion notes and assigned texts) to write your paper. Do not cite outside sources that were not assigned in class.
Please use APA format to properly cite evidence in your paper. Proper APA format includes a title page, running header, abstract, and keywords. You may refer to the Writing Resources Module on Canvas for help with APA guidelines. On the title page, include a creative title for your paper, followed by your name, your TA’s name and your section number. At the top of each page following the cover page, insert a page header and page numbers. Include a References page at the end listing all sources cited in the body of your paper.
Be sure to review the grading rubric for this project. TAs will be evaluating your paper according to that rubric. Provide readers with well-chosen details, examples, and analysis to develop your thesis. Be sure to proofread for mechanical errors.
Hi the strategy I choose is centering intersectional differences, and the specific text I choose is Susan Stryker’s article “transgender feminism: Queering the women question”. Please only use the material from this text as the example and evidence in the paper
If you want you can start from body paragraph directly