Future of Democracy: Blockchain Voting A comparative analysis between conventional paper-based voting, electronic voting and blockchain voting
The first paper for our class will focus on textual analysis. Your paper must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, in standard MLA format and in a reasonably easy to read font (Cambria, Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, etc.) and should include an introduction, body, conclusion and a title. The rough draft and final drafts are due at 11:59 PM on the dates listed above.
For this paper, you will analyze how a text is defined and what this may mean for us in the future in one of four different types of texts: essays, songs, commercials, or political speeches. You may choose a text we have read so far in class or find your own example of a song, commercial, or political speech about the future. You will focus on one of these texts by writing a careful textual analysis of it. Your textual analysis will include a clear interpretation of the text with reasonable support for your interpretation. Your analysis will also pay attention to HOW the text makes meaning.
Your essay should include:
- A focused interpretation of your chosen text showing your point of view.
- A concise but informative summary of the text (very short, 1-2 paragraphs at the most).
- Clearly expressed assertions (statements that present points of view) about the text These assertions should support your overall interpretation.
- Examples, including quotes and/or paraphrase to support your assertions.
- Explanations that justify how the examples support and/or complicate your assertions.
- Attention to the historical context, including where and when the text was created, and how conversations during that time/place influenced the meaning of the text.
- Attention to the significance of the text, statements that reveal the importance of your analysis to our current personal and/or cultural concerns.
- The paper must be a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1200 words (2 ½-4 pages).
- The paper does need a Works Cited entry (and Works Cited page) for the text, song, commercial, or political speech you choose and any other quotations that you have in your paper (you only need to cite the one).
- Please remember to edit your papers for grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- The rough draft will be at least 2 pages in length and contain a primary topic that you want to discuss. The rough draft does not need a Works Cited page.