For this final essay, you will
not be required to submit a rough draft unless you choose to do so. If you
would like me to comment on a rough draft, you can submit it to me via email. I
will be holding special sets of Zoom office hours this week and next week and
am also available to meet by appointment. Feel free to set up a meeting with me
if you would like to discuss your draft.
The final draft of Formal Writing
Assignment #3 will be due by the end of the day on Friday, June 11 (please note the new deadline). Please submit your
final draft via Blackboard; you can submit it as a Word, PDF, or Google Docs
document. The final version of your essay must be at least 6 double-spaced
typed pages in length. Because I need to
submit final grades for this class on time, I can’t allow any extensions to the
Congratulations on the amazing work you all
have done this semester! While I am calling this Formal Writing Assignment #3,
this is really a revised version of Formal Writing Assignment #2. I’m asking
you to do the following things to revise your previous essay:
Read and carefully revise your final draft of Essay #2.
You can use the “Proofreading Guide” that I will be handing out to try to fix
any sentence-level errors in your essay.
Make at least one connection to Robin D. G. Kelley’s
article “Insecure: Policing Under Racial Capitalism.” Be sure to include 1-2
quotes from this article in order to help you make a connection (you are also
free to use more quotes if you wish). If you wish, you can also make
connections to the podcast and/or video interviews with Ruth Wilson Gilmore
that you have watched and listened to.
Include a “Works Cited” page with all the sources you
are using and be sure to include page numbers for all of the quotes you use in
the body of your essay. I will be distributing a guide to writing a works cited
page that you can use for this.
You can of course make any other
changes, additions, or edits to your final draft of your essay in revising it
into Formal Essay #3, including writing about sections of Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete? and Ruth Wilson
Gilmore’s Golden Gulag that you have
not yet written about.
Basically, this is about
completing the excellent work you’ve been doing this semester and turning it
into the best final draft you can produce. I’m excited to read them!