In this essay, you will compare and contrast two professions available to someon
In this essay, you will compare and contrast two professions available to someone with your degree/major in order to determine which profession is most advantageous to recent graduates. If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution but do not yet know what major you will choose, simply choose a major that interests you and is available at a four-year college. The analysis may follow a point-by-point or subject-by-subject organizational approach. Choose three or four specific points of comparison that you find the most interesting; then analyze both jobs. For example, what responsibilities does each job require? What types of skills are necessary for each profession, and why would someone with your degree qualify for the job? Are these jobs available locally or would they require moving to another city, state, or country? Writing Mode: When comparing and contrasting two professions, do not simply list how the professions are similar and different; your thesis statement should identify the profession that is most advantageous to recent graduates based on your analysis. Your body paragraphs should expand on and support your thesis. Research and Content: Three sources are required from the GTC library databases. If you are accessing the databases off campus, you will need a library card. Contact your instructor or the library for assistance. The career databases will help you get started. Organization: Your essay should be organized like this: 1. Introduction: The introduction should introduce both professions, including their duties and qualifications, and it should provide necessary background information to prepare the reader for the thesis. 2. Thesis statement (last sentence of introduction): Your thesis statement should identify both professions and should preview your elements of comparison between the two. The thesis statement should include your claim about which profession is best for recent graduates. 3. Body paragraphs: Because you may follow a point-by-point or subject-by-subject organizational approach, your body paragraphs will either address one profession at a time, or they will compare and contrast one aspect of both jobs in each paragraph. 4. Conclusion: Your conclusion should not simply summarize your essay. What are the takeaways from your essay? How do the similarities and differences between the two jobs help recent graduates decide which one to pursue? Point of View: · You should be writing in third person (nouns, as well as he, she, they). Do not use first or second person (such as I or we, or you, your, yours). Length: · Your essay must be 750-1000 words in length. There will be point deductions for going significantly over or under the word count. Outside Sources: · You will use three academic sources from the library databases (not Google). · All sources must be properly documented using in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Both elements of MLA documentation must be included. · You may not submit an essay that you wrote for a previous class. Format: · Your essay should be formatted according to MLA standards for essays, including using Times New Roman, size 12 font, and giving the essay a reflective, creative title. Some Writing Tips: · Read multiple sources before choosing what to write about. Read with curiosity and interest; don’t assume you already know everything about the professions you will discuss. Be prepared to be surprised. · Embrace the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, conferences or peer review, revision). · Plan to visit the Writing Center and ask for help (even if you don’t think you need it). · Ask questions as you go! Grading: · This essay will be graded according to the English department rubric. Submission:

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