Why Excessive Media Consumption is Damaging to our Mental State and How to Fix it
Create a Works Cited Page. Your works cited page should have a minimum of three sources. These sources must be from at least one book, one article (magazine or website), and one image (movies included. Also consider comedic shows like John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight because he tackles a lot of controversial topics). You must use MLA format and this format is also tested/expected on the AP exam so I would certainly start practicing and becoming familiar with these methods.
Thesis: Responds to the prompt with a thesis that presents a defensible position.
EVIDENCE: Provides specific evidence from at least three of the provided sources to support all claims in a line of reasoning. AND COMMENTARY: Consistently explains how the evidence supports a line of reasoning.
Demonstrates sophistication of thought and/or a complex understanding of the rhetorical situation. Responses that earn this point may demonstrate sophistication of thought and/or a complex understanding of the rhetorical situation by doing any of the following: 1. Crafting a nuanced argument by consistently identifying and exploring complexities or tensions across the sources. 2. Articulating the implications or limitations of an argument (either the student’s argument or arguments conveyed in the sources) by situating it within a broader context. 3. Making effective rhetorical choices that consistently strengthen the force and impact of the student’s argument. 4. Employing a style that is consistently vivid and persuasive. This point should be awarded only if the sophistication of thought or complex understanding is part of the student’s argument, not merely a phrase or reference.