Is Colin Kaepernick’s form of social protest appropriate?
Be sure that YOUR ARGUMENT is central and that the sources only support you. Do not let the sources
drive your essay. One way to ensure that this is the case is to make sure that you have a strong thesis
statement and that your topic sentences are each mini-thesis statements, or specific arguments about
a sub-topic. DO NOT let your topic sentences summarize your sources.
When you utilize sources to support your argument, remember that you cannot take something that
an author says out of context. Whatever evidence you utilize, be sure that you are reflecting the
argument that the author originally made.
In this essay, you will also be expected to:
adhere to MLA format•
cite your sources according to MLA format•
create and attach a works cited page according to MLA format•
demonstrate at least one example each of summarizing, paraphrasing and direct quoting•
use a minimum of three sources, but no more than four•
Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font with one-inch margins, in MLA format, no
fewer than 600 words, and proofread prior to submission. Please rely on class notes and your
textbooks for appropriate MLA citation information and incorporation of quotes into sentences.