English 101 Essay #6

Extended Definition: "Educated Person"

The writing assignment:

Write an extended definition of "educated person."

The reason behind this assignment:

This essay is something of a capstone for the course: it allows you to look back over everything we've done and draw it all together into one piece. It asks for a level of critical thinking and discernment. You won't get the information from a dictionary or from Wikipedia. You must ask what you'd really mean if you were to say, "Mary Smith is an educated person." Does it simply mean she has completed a certain course of study?

Mechanical details:

Length: The equivalent of a three-page paper. A three-page paper should be between 880 and 1060 words long, not counting title, your name, etc.

Format: Standard MLA format. (12-point Times Roman type, double-spaced, 1" margin all around, MLA header.)

Submitting the paper:

Due Date

This essay is worth 75 points.