Note for all assignments: All sources and citations in all assignments/essays sh


Note for all assignments:
All sources and citations in all assignments/essays
should be cited in appropriate MLA format.
Rules for MLA formatting can be learned from the MLA formatting video
that is part of this course and/or can be found at several online resources,
including:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/2/
http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/mla
Assignment #1
Critical Review
of a Restaurant or Book
Choose a restaurant you know well and have visited several times, or a
book you have read. You may look at resources available in your local newspaper or on the
World Wide Web for ideas and how to write reviews with the appropriate
rhetorical tone. Examples:
Restaurant reviews: http://www.zagat.com/
Book reviews: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/review/index.html We have also included a sample restaurant review and a sample book review
on the next pages for your convenience.
Make sure you clearly pass judgment in the introductory paragraph and
then make sure you write an explicitly clear sentence at the beginning of each
body paragraph that strongly supports and illustrates your thesis statement. Keep the tone authoritative, keep the sentences crisp and clear,
eliminate all passive voice, and add transitions that both join ideas and create
the feeling of moving forward in the essay (avoid using just “First, Second,
Third”, etc. at the beginning of each paragraph. Minimum length: 500 words


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