Have a clear thesis statement at the END of your intro paragraph
After watching Beyonce’s “Formation”music video and reading African American Criticism on pages 359-409 of Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson, please construct an at *least three (3) full page (you are welcome to write more, but the limited amount is three (3) full pages) argumentative essay that answers the prompt: What racial issue(s) (social, economical, psychological, etc.) does “Formation” depict, and why?
GUIDELINES – Essay #1 MUST (Let’s not lose unnecessary points; please reference these guidelines below to ensure you’ve fully met the requirements BEFORE submitting):
Be written in 12pt., Times New Roman font, and have a properMLA 8 heading and header
Be written in third person voice only (this means, do NOT use “I, me, my, us, we, you, your, our, etc.” in your essay)
Have a clear thesis statement at the END of your intro paragraph (the thesis is the *LAST sentence of the intro paragraph)
Have a creative, centered title
Be at least three (3) full, double-spaced pages in length
Include textual evidence (quotes with page numbers/and author’s last name (Knowles) and video timestamp when using lines/imagery from the music video in parentheses) from Critical Theory Today and “Formation” ONLY (no outside sources; just use the two sources provided)
Follow proper paragraph form (indent each new paragraph)
Have a proper MLA 8 work(s) cited page (you’re only citing Critical Theory Today and “Formation” by Beyonce). *To help you create your work citations, please reference the STEP-BY STEP WORK CITATION GUIDE in order to help you cite Beyonce’s “Formation” and African American Criticism from Critical Theory Today.
Lastly, in case you need a refresher, please make sure to reference the class notes on African American Criticism, thesis statements, quoting, third person voice, andMLA 8 – these are located under the PAGES tab, directly to your left.
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