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ENGL 105 - Williams

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Welcome! This research guide is for students of Prof. Rob Williams who are studying the theme of "the new masculinity" this Fall, 2020. My name is Jessica Silver-Sharp and I'm one of the Skyline College librarians available to help you find and evaluate sources for your assignments by chat, email or zoom.

 

             

If you'd like one-on-one research help, please make an appointment with me using the button under my picture on this page.

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Essay #2

ENGL 105/100 Essay 2 Assignment

Modern Masculinity

For this Essay, you will need to explore Masculinity Today.

What is the ‘state’ of masculinity today? Are things getting better, or are they getting worse?

You will be writing about where we get our ideas or images of masculinity, and argue whether or not society needs to alter that idea of masculinity or argue if that change is already happening, and if so, how?

THESIS: In essence, your Thesis will answer the question: Using a specific example, describe what you believe is the state of masculinity today and what is the significance (the SO WHAT?)?

Additional Information

As an example of today’s changing ideas about masculinity, you are free to use one of the following. Your example should be from the last 5 years. Nothing before 2016.

(an) Advertisement—something that depicts a particular view or definition of masculinity or manhood—think about the Detergent Ad (from the magazine HGTV) that depicted a father and baby.

A Film or TV Show that has a depiction of ‘modern masculinity’

A Song—must be recent (within the last 5 years); you will also need to write about the singer/performer & possibly the songwriter

An Art Piece (painting, photo, sculpture, photo exhibit/show) that is depicting or defining masculinity or manhood

A Movement—something that is related to this topic (Male Feminists, etc.)

A Person (a personality, celebrity, sports, politician, activist, etc.) who you feel fits this topic

SEE EXAMPLES of some of these AT THE END OF THIS ASSIGNMENT

Some Questions to Consider:

What have been traditional definitions or ideals of masculinity and what makes a ‘real man’?

Is there a current or modern or new ‘Masculinity’ happening today?

How is masculinity or our definitions of masculinity changing—or is it?

Is it changing? Is it enough?

What is the significance/so what?

See next page for Essay Requirements:

Essay 2 Requirements:

3-5 pages, typed

Move beyond the 5 paragraph Essay Structure. This means you should have a minimum of 4 Body Paragraphs, plus the Introduction Paragraph and Conclusion Paragraph

MLA Formatting is Required, including:

Works Cited, double-spaced, indented paragraph, Name Date Class Assignment on top LEFT, last name and page number top RIGHT.

1 inch margins on each side

Research:

You must have at least 2 Outside Sources.

One source should be an approved/valid article on your topic/about your topic. Work with Skyline Library/Librarians to find credible and valid outside sources.

If you use an AD, Song, Film, TV Show, you must also cite it (we will go over how to do this).

DUE Dates:

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Essay 2 Prep Topic Prep DUE

Friday, Oct. 23: Introduction Paragraph DUE UPLOADED to Canvas

Sunday, Oct. 25: Peer Review of Intro DUE (you will have 2 Peer Review Partners-- and will need to read and comment on their Introduction Paragraph by Sun. Oct. 24th).

Sunday, Oct. 25: Outline of Body Paragraphs DUE & Peer Review of Outline

Monday, Oct. 26: First Outside Source DUE & Body Paragraphs 1 and 2 DUE

Wed. Oct. 28: Body Paragraphs 3 and 4 (or more) DUE & Second Outside Source

Fri. Oct. 30: Rough Draft DUE for Peer Review-- YOU CANNOT MISS PEER REVIEW. Peer Review is worth 50 Points. No Peer Review also = -50% off of Essay 1 (Failing Grade).

Final Draft of Essay 2 DUE Friday, Nov. 6th 

 

For some examples of our changing perceptions, images, and ideas of Masculinity, see the next pages ↓↓↓

 

https://miro.medium.com/max/2606/1*awCK5jimZprf9CqATOekZw.jpeg https://jpwfranklin.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/man-purse.jpg

https://64.media.tumblr.com/ffb8d0f6987e20ad8c0e16b72bbd65e6/tumblr_pt9115Aryw1tiwgvo_1280.jpg

https://media.gq.com/photos/5d9f80c59ea117000848d0d7/master/w_2400,h_3263,c_limit/pharrell-williams-cover-gq-november-2019.jpg https://occ-0-165-2567.1.nflxso.net/dnm/api/v5/rendition/412e4119fb212e3ca9f1add558e2e7fed42f8fb4/AAAABcLtQFShhr7qOBvB88R3_GlTPQR0c32DY8B8SPsm8wMsA8B4rUtyE0zaq7JQ_1ligAanU5s-mqddIiatFqdEsfgXuhfiGda-cLBqif_2XiOAkz5dJWclP95ANu_ru5PnhC11upeiQw.jpghttps://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/1d/02/c31d0203531c70f59644523412b4b03c.jpg

https://media.gq.com/photos/5582c23d1177d66d68d57090/master/w_400%2Cc_limit/copilot-entertainment-201506-1433777579457_crying-slideshow-09.jpghttps://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/tim190513v1_pete.cover_.jpg?quality=85

https://www.berry.edu/uploadedImages/Website/Academics/School_-_Humanities/Departments/Womens_and_Gender_Studies/_Assets/Images/john%20legend.jpg

https://cdn.gaystarnews.com/uploads/2018/10/Gender-recognition-act-support-trans-women-1-1.jpg

ENGL 105/100 Essay 2 Assignment

Modern Masculinity

For this Essay, you will need to explore Masculinity Today.

What is the ‘state’ of masculinity today? Are things getting better, or are they getting worse?

You will be writing about where we get our ideas or images of masculinity, and argue whether or not society needs to alter that idea of masculinity or argue if that change is already happening, and if so, how?

THESIS: In essence, your Thesis will answer the question: Using a specific example, describe what you believe is the state of masculinity today and what is the significance (the SO WHAT?)?

Additional Information

As an example of today’s changing ideas about masculinity, you are free to use one of the following. Your example should be from the last 5 years. Nothing before 2016.

(an) Advertisement—something that depicts a particular view or definition of masculinity or manhood—think about the Detergent Ad (from the magazine HGTV) that depicted a father and baby.

A Film or TV Show that has a depiction of ‘modern masculinity’

A Song—must be recent (within the last 5 years); you will also need to write about the singer/performer & possibly the songwriter

An Art Piece (painting, photo, sculpture, photo exhibit/show) that is depicting or defining masculinity or manhood

A Movement—something that is related to this topic (Male Feminists, etc.)

A Person (a personality, celebrity, sports, politician, activist, etc.) who you feel fits this topic

SEE EXAMPLES of some of these AT THE END OF THIS ASSIGNMENT

Some Questions to Consider:

What have been traditional definitions or ideals of masculinity and what makes a ‘real man’?

Is there a current or modern or new ‘Masculinity’ happening today?

How is masculinity or our definitions of masculinity changing—or is it?

Is it changing? Is it enough?

What is the significance/so what?

See next page for Essay Requirements:

Essay 2 Requirements:

3-5 pages, typed

Move beyond the 5 paragraph Essay Structure. This means you should have a minimum of 4 Body Paragraphs, plus the Introduction Paragraph and Conclusion Paragraph

MLA Formatting is Required, including:

Works Cited, double-spaced, indented paragraph, Name Date Class Assignment on top LEFT, last name and page number top RIGHT.

1 inch margins on each side

Research:

You must have at least 2 Outside Sources.

One source should be an approved/valid article on your topic/about your topic. Work with Skyline Library/Librarians to find credible and valid outside sources.

If you use an AD, Song, Film, TV Show, you must also cite it (we will go over how to do this).

DUE Dates:

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Essay 2 Prep Topic Prep DUE

Friday, Oct. 23: Introduction Paragraph DUE UPLOADED to Canvas

Sunday, Oct. 25: Peer Review of Intro DUE (you will have 2 Peer Review Partners-- and will need to read and comment on their Introduction Paragraph by Sun. Oct. 24th).

Sunday, Oct. 25: Outline of Body Paragraphs DUE & Peer Review of Outline

Monday, Oct. 26: First Outside Source DUE & Body Paragraphs 1 and 2 DUE

Wed. Oct. 28: Body Paragraphs 3 and 4 (or more) DUE & Second Outside Source

Fri. Oct. 30: Rough Draft DUE for Peer Review-- YOU CANNOT MISS PEER REVIEW. Peer Review is worth 50 Points. No Peer Review also = -50% off of Essay 1 (Failing Grade).

Final Draft of Essay 2 DUE Friday, Nov. 6th 

 

For some examples of our changing perceptions, images, and ideas of Masculinity, see the next pages ↓↓↓

 

https://miro.medium.com/max/2606/1*awCK5jimZprf9CqATOekZw.jpeg https://jpwfranklin.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/man-purse.jpg

https://64.media.tumblr.com/ffb8d0f6987e20ad8c0e16b72bbd65e6/tumblr_pt9115Aryw1tiwgvo_1280.jpg

https://media.gq.com/photos/5d9f80c59ea117000848d0d7/master/w_2400,h_3263,c_limit/pharrell-williams-cover-gq-november-2019.jpg https://occ-0-165-2567.1.nflxso.net/dnm/api/v5/rendition/412e4119fb212e3ca9f1add558e2e7fed42f8fb4/AAAABcLtQFShhr7qOBvB88R3_GlTPQR0c32DY8B8SPsm8wMsA8B4rUtyE0zaq7JQ_1ligAanU5s-mqddIiatFqdEsfgXuhfiGda-cLBqif_2XiOAkz5dJWclP95ANu_ru5PnhC11upeiQw.jpghttps://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/1d/02/c31d0203531c70f59644523412b4b03c.jpg

https://media.gq.com/photos/5582c23d1177d66d68d57090/master/w_400%2Cc_limit/copilot-entertainment-201506-1433777579457_crying-slideshow-09.jpghttps://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/tim190513v1_pete.cover_.jpg?quality=85

https://www.berry.edu/uploadedImages/Website/Academics/School_-_Humanities/Departments/Womens_and_Gender_Studies/_Assets/Images/john%20legend.jpg

https://cdn.gaystarnews.com/uploads/2018/10/Gender-recognition-act-support-trans-women-1-1.jpg

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1928/8045/products/JadenSmith-IfIWannaWearADress_480x480.png?v=1600185055

Assignment

ENGL 105/ENGL 100 *this assignment is for both classes 

Essay 1 Assignment (Instructions) 

Requirements: 

2-4 pages (no word count, keep track of your pages); essay must be AT LEAST two full pages. Try not to exceed the page numbers (5 should be your maximum if you go over the 4 page limit). 

MLA Guidelines Apply (meaning follow MLA Guidelines for how to format and write your essay)  we will go over this 

Works Cited page required  we will go over this 

See MLA Guidelines in our Skyline College Rhetoric Handbook 

What to Write? 

Choose one of the following two articles: 

“Today’s Masculinity is Stifling” 

OR 

“Boy Talk: Breaking Masculine Stereotypes” 

AND 

In your Essay, MAKE YOUR OWN ARGUMENT about an issue or idea raised in your chosen article (“Today’s Masculinity…” or “Boy Talk”). 

Do not simply summarize the text. Make an argument about an aspect of the article that you would need to prove or convince your reader of. 

You do not need any additional sources except for your chosen article. If you do decide to use an additional source (an article, webpage, or etc.) please see me/email me to discuss. 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

How to Begin this Essay? 

Choose which Article you want to write about. 

READ the Article Carefully 

ANNOTATE the Article and take notes in your notebook while reading it: interesting quotes, arguments made by the author, statistics, helpful information. 

Write/Type a SUMMARY of the Article and the AUTHOR ARGUMENTS due Sunday, Sept. 13 to Canvas. 

See next page for Due Dates 

Assignment Due Dates: 

Sunday, Sept. 13th: Summary and Argument Assignment Due Uploaded to Canvas 

Tuesday, Sept. 15th: Intro Paragraph due TYPED and UPLOADED TO CANVAS for Peer Review 

Wednesday, Sept. 16th: Peer Review DUE finished by Today 

Sunday, Sept. 20th: Body Paragraphs 1 and 2 DUE UPLOADED TO CANVAS 

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd: Body Paragraphs 3 and 4 DUE UPLOADED TO CANVAS 

Friday, Sept. 25th: ROUGH DRAFT OF ESSAY 1 DUE UPLOADED 

Sunday, Sept. 27th: Peer Review of Essay 1 DUE finished by Today. 

FINAL DRAFT OF ESSAY 1 DUE UPLOADED to Canvas SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH Remember, you have a tutor, Abby De Los Reyes, available as a resource throughout the writing of Essay 1. Please reach out to her to make an appointment for tutoring. 

You can work with me or Abby (or any of the tutors) to come up with the Thesis/Argument for the Essay 1 Assignment. 

I DO GIVE EXTRA CREDIT when you work with Abby or any of the other Tutors at The Learning Center. 

Abby’s email: delosreyesa@smccd.edu 

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