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ENGL 1301: Composition & Rhetoric I (Boston): Getting Started

ENGL 1301 | Prof. K. Boston (Fall 2021)

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For this assignment you will write a profile of one of the activists featured at the end of a chapter in Youth to Power and how they exemplify one of the four roles of activism from the article “The Four Roles of Social Activism” by Bill Moyer.


Your Goals:

The goal of writing a profile is to “[present] a subject in an entertaining way that conveys its significance, showing us something […] that we may not have known existed or that we see every day but don’t know much about” (Bullock and Goggin 233).  Good profiles “reveal something essential through a story or series of stories – an insight, idea, theme or social cause. Some of the best profiles focus on people, places, [objects], or events that seem ordinary but are symbolic of larger issues” (Johnson-Sheehan and Paine 80).