21 April 2010

Arranged marriage essay and outline

Arranged marriage essay and outline
OReilly
HA English 9
Are Arranged Marriages a Good Idea?

An arranged marriage is a marriage arranged by someone other than the persons getting married. In such marriages, there is no dating, premarital sex, living together, or “playing the field.” Arranged marriages are practiced in the Middle East, parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, India, and China. Other groups that practice this custom include the Unification Movement—known as the Moonies— and royal families. It is important to note that an arranged marriage is not necessarily a forced marriage: in a forced marriage one or more of the partners—usually the woman—has no choice and must marry the chosen mate.

As a class, we have also read a public document, published on a women’s issues website, that condones and recommends arranged marriage as a practical and passionate method for choosing one’s life partner. In that article, the author describes a traditional arranged marriage and extols its virtues.

What do you think? Do you believe in arranged marriage, or do you support the recent American tradition of “dating”? In your next essay, you will refute or support the ancient custom of arranged marriages.

You will need to do the following for 85 essay points

__ Find at least three elements of the “Arranged Marriages—Its Rationale” essay that you wish to refute or support. From these arguments devise your clear and emphatic topic sentences for your body paragraphs. Example: Ganju states that dating is simply a form of promiscuity and that people who date routinely sleep with ten people before they marry. One of your topic sentences can refute Ganju’s view by stating your view of dating: Not everyone who dates is promiscuous, and dating is an effective method of meeting a variety of people in order to ascertain which traits would be desirable in a spouse. (15 points)

__ Opening paragraph: Introduce the name of the arranged marriage article in quotes and the name of the author and state her beliefs about arranged marriage. Create your thesis and plan that states your opinion about arranged marriage based on your arguments above.
(20) points)

__ Devise support for your arguments: support takes the form of properly cited examples, excerpts, and explanation. (30 points)

__ Four sources in the Works Cited: 1) The original arranged marriage article we read in class 2) An article from the internet*, a book, or magazine 3) Two interviews of adults who are or have been married.
* Find relevant articles on the Soquel High School library web site under my name in the library instruction page.

__ At the end of your paper, please include a Works Cited with at least four entries (your three sources plus the arranged marriage article). Also, include a Bibliography of at least three sources, two of which may also be an interview. You may use Wikipedia in your Bibliography only—not in your Works Cited. Consult MLA Quickie Reference form for correct citation and formatting. (20 points)
• To cite an interviewed person, place the interviewee’s last name in parenthesis after the quote or paraphrase and include the interviewee in the Works Cited according to the following format:
OReilly, Dian N. Personal interview. 31 May 2009
Remember avoid using the word “you,” “I think,” or “I feel.” Be clear and specific.
Avoid comma errors
____Staple your rough draft and this rubric with your final draft._
Possible outline and worksheet for your persuasive essay
due_____________
first draft due_________________ final draft due______________
Opening paragraph has:
• Background: Name the author and title of arranged marriage article.
• Thesis/Plan: Briefly state if you agree or disagree with author (thesis) and reasons why (plan)

• Optional: Quotation or paraphrase if any/source citation for Works Cited

Body Paragraph One
• Key idea one—your first reason why you agree or disagree with the author’s view
• Discuss the arranged marriage article author’s (Ganju’s) view

• show why the arranged marriage article author’s view is right or wrong

• Proof: Quotation or paraphrase and source citation for Works Cited


Body Paragraph Two
• key idea two— your second reason why you agree or disagree with the author’s view

• Discuss the arranged marriage article author’s (Ganju’s) view on key idea two

• show why the author’s view is right or wrong

• Proof: Quotation or paraphrase and source citation for Works Cited

Body Paragraph Three
• key idea three

• Discuss the arranged marriage article author’s (Ganju’s) view on key idea

• show why the author’s view is right or wrong

• Proof: Quotation or paraphrase and source citation for Works Cited Concluding Paragraph: Summarize and conclude. Do not parrot your thesis

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