Read Eula Biss’s essay, “Time and Distance Overcome” and Jean Twenge’s “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” and choose ONE of the following prompts to write on:
“Even now it is an impossible idea, that we are all connected, all of us” (Biss 337). Is the world more connected or disconnected due to the advent of modern technology?
Use BOTH Biss and Twenge
3-4 pages not counting your Works Cited page
Use your sources 3-5 times. When you use the sources for the first time, make sure to refer to the author(s) by his/her first and last name(s) and his/her text’s name. After that, refer to the author(s) by his/her last name or the word author or writer.
Use only the source(s) you are given unless otherwise instructed
Use 3rd person
Use present verb tense
Provide a strong thesis statement
Every body paragraph need to have its own topic sentence
Address one issue at a time in each paragraph
Use the quote sandwich: Introduce the quote, provide the quote, and analyze the quote
No announcements: This essay will address, I just want to say, in conclusions, etc.
Use transitions all the way through
Eliminate excessive grammar and sentence structure issues
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