5 pages essay


Argumentative Synthesis Assignment


This assignment creates an opportunity for you to practice research and demonstrate the writing skills you have developed this semester while engaging with important issues. Your task is to write a 5-to-5.25-page argument concerning surveillance, privacy, and digital identity. You may wish to consider these questions or others that you formulate: What are the benefits of surveillance and for who? What is the value of privacy? What is the importance of digital identity? Use your anecdotal experience, assigned readings, and independent research to make sense of these topics. Your essay should have a clear point/explanation/thesis and be organized with great care. Use MLA conventions to format your paper. Use at least 5 external sources. 250 points. 




Suggested Readings or Source Material:

*Journalism: No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald

*Journalism Focused on Surveillance and Privacy Issues: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/

*Academic/Theoretical Excerpt: http://foucault.info/documents/disciplineandpunish/foucault.disciplineandpunish.panopticism.html

*Novel: 1984 by George Orwell

*Novel: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

*Novel:Neuromancer by William Gibson


*Speech: http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters?language=en

*Documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/united-states-of-secrets/

*Civil Liberties Organization: https://www.eff.org/

*Film: Rear Window

*Film: Minority Report

*Film and Graphic Novel: V for Vendetta


*Documentary in Theaters: Citizenfour

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