COM101 – Homework #2 Please see attached. please let me know if you have any additional questions. Write Essay #2: On Influence & Moral Systems · [min

COM101 – Homework #2 Please see attached.

please let me know if you have any additional questions. Write Essay #2: On Influence & Moral Systems

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COM101 – Homework #2 Please see attached.

please let me know if you have any additional questions. Write Essay #2: On Influence & Moral Systems

· [minimum of 1500 words]
· [use complete sentences (thoughts) and paragraphs (ideas)]
· [use 
MLA format (Links to an external site.)
· [write with patience]
· Use course readings, recommended readings, discussions, and additional, outside research, to compose an essay that critiques/explores/unconceals conditions within a system (in this case, the moral, political, and technological landscape of the modern world).
· Concepts & Ideas: the rift between feelings felt and displayed; the compulsive and repetitive need to destroy; media as ‘pacifier’; the ecstasy of impact; empathy vs. compassion; HyperNormalisation; belief and reason; the death of imagination; blame and moral responsibility; filter bubbles; ‘the real world’
· Attempt multiple sections that function on their own, as well as, in relation to each other (as exemplified by DeMott and Curtis). Consider making-into-your-own the section titles from either DeMott’s “Battling the Hard Man,” or Curtis’s HyperNormalisation [listed below]. Use these (or your own) to write from one to the next.  

Readings & Media

Antonioni, Michelangelo. Zabriskie Point.  (Links to an external site.)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970. (Links to an external site.)
Baudrillard, Jean. The Transparency of Evil.  (Links to an external site.)

Verso, 1990. (Links to an external site.)
Bloom, Paul. “The Baby in the Well.” New Yorker.  (Links to an external site.)

2013. (Links to an external site.)
· Coen, Ethan and Joel. No Country for Old Men. Miramax Films, 2007. 
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Curtis, Adam. HyperNormalisation.  (Links to an external site.)

BBC, 2016. (Links to an external site.)
Dawkins, Richard. “Good and Bad Reasons for Believing…” A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love.  (Links to an external site.)

Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2003. (Links to an external site.)
DeMott, Benjamin. “Battling the Hard Man.” Harper’s.  (Links to an external site.)

2007. (Links to an external site.)
Frank, Thomas. “Blood Sport.” Harper’s.  (Links to an external site.)

2013. (Links to an external site.)
· Harris, Sam. “The Truth About Violence.” (Links to an external site.)

· Oppenheimer, Joshua. The Act of Killing. Final Cut for Real, 2012. 
[on Hoopla]Links to an external site.
Slouka, Mark. “Dehumanized.” Harper’s.  (Links to an external site.)

2009. (Links to an external site.)
Strawson, Galen. “The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility.” Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition.  (Links to an external site.)

Kluwer, 1994. (Links to an external site.)

FOR THE FINAL: adherence to this Revision Checklist is required for a grade of “A”

Revision Checklist—Work with ‘fractions’ of text—parts, sentences, complete ideas. 

Sentence Level (all)

▢ Concrete Detail. Add senses.
▢ Define all uses of “-/thing,” “stuff,” and “it.”
▢ Eradicate worthless words: -ly words, being words, adverbial “just.”
▢ Revise sentences to eliminate “is,” “was,” and “would.”
▢ Revise sentences to be statements instead of questions.

▢ Revise sentences for better word choice (eliminate “get/got,” etc.)

Elements of Good Writing (all)

▢ Logos: functions through logic—flows from one sentence to the next.
▢ Pathos: evokes emotional response; appeals to the senses. 
▢ Ethos: contains cultural presence; a ‘here and now’ quality; honesty; authenticity.  

Completion (all)

▢ Spelling checked.
▢ Format (MLA) checked—font/size; margins; spacing issues; alignment; citation. 
▢ Typos corrected—spacing issues (sentence-level); capitalization and punctuation.



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