about the career you plan to obtain in the future or one in which you are interested
What are the qualifications required for my desired position?
What is the general outlook of my chosen profession in terms of job prospects?
What are the working conditions for this position?
What is the salary?
Remember that you will need to generate enough questions to write a complete and substantive essay.
You will be using the surprising-reversal strategy for the thesis statement as outlined in Chapter 9 of the Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing. As the Guide indicates, your task will be to write a strong thesis that “surprise[s] the reader with a new, unexpected, different, or challenging view” of your topic (Allyn & Bacon 27). You are arousing your readers’ curiosity by posing an interesting question, summarizing a common or expected answer to the question, and then providing new, surprising information that counters or ‘reverses’ the common view. The surprising-reversal strategy will appear in the introduction.
Research: You must include at least two sources. Use at least one article obtained from EBSCO or JSTOR.
Audience: Your audience may have some familiarity with the topic. For this assignment, you will be using elements of academic writing and active voice. As you write the informative components of your paper, be sure to elevate your language and eliminate slang from your writing.
Requirements: The paper must include the following elements:
effective use of the surprising-reversal strategy
a clear, concise, and defined thesis statement that appears in the first paragraph of the essay.
clear and logical transitions between the introduction, body, and conclusion
body paragraphs that include evidential support
at least two sources (no more than three)
750 words minimum
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