Essay 3 Ourselves and Others

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ENG 0950 Spring 2014 Essay 3 The Longman Reader Select one of the topics below and respond in an essay of between 650 and 1000 words. Develop your own thesis and supporting ideas/details. Include clear, concrete examples so that you can “show” rather than “tell.” Write a 1-3 sentence summary of either the TedTalks Video or The Longman Reader essay in your essay so that your readers understand your references. Also include a quotation from the essay. Acknowledge any source you use in your essay both in the essay and in a works cited page. Your intended audience includes other CNM students, ENG 950 instructors including me, and college-educated readers in general. 1. In his essay “A Moral Solution to the Organ Shortage” (551) Alexander…show more content…
John M. Darley and Bibb Latane’ describe many such famous incidents in their essay “When Will People Help in a Crisis?” (page 415 of Longman Reader). According to these authors, what three factors prevent people in a crowd from helping victims during an emergency? Are there other reasons for public apathy and indifference to the misfortune of others? Why do bystanders often refuse to “get involved”? In your opinion, when should bystanders involve themselves in a situation? Write an essay in which you explore some causes of bystander apathy as well as bystander participation. Use a summary of and quotation from the reading in your essay. Other research can be done to supplement your final draft, but be sure to include additional research in a works cited page.(You can even use the two other essays we read.) Tips for a terrific paper Your essay should contain the following  An Introduction that contains (a) attention-getting information, (b) background information on the subject, and (c) your thesis.  Several Body Paragraphs that contain supporting points for your thesis and details and examples that illustrate those points  A Conclusion that restates your thesis and places your topic in a larger context or ends your essay in some satisfying manner. 2. Your essay should be formatted according to MLA style. Please review your MLA style handout. 3. Keep in mind the five objectives for the
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