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Critical Thinking Essay

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1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg16u_bzjPE

2. In a 1000+ word response, answer the following question:

  • Do you think it is ethical to kill a clone or someone genetically modified to save humans? Why/why not?
    • Would this change if you knew the genetically modified person?
  • Please use ONE quote from the TED talk to support your ideas
  • Please use ONE quote from Frankenstein’s Cat
  • Please use TWO quotes from two of the articles in Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader
  • You can use any other support as long as you cite it correctly with MLA
  • In-text citation and a Works Cited are required for all quotes or paraphrase
  • ? ? Important: Use the 8th MLA

Critical Thinking Challenge Requirements


Challenge Requirements:

Ø 500+ words

Ø Hav: Name, Class, Date, Assignment, and Topic in the upper left-hand corner.

Ø A title that is not GENERIC

Ø Typed

Ø Final turned in to turnitin.com

Ø A works cited is required for all outside research & Sources

Ø Use The Easy Writer to help with citations or OWL Purdue

1. A thesis statement or controlling idea that takes a stand

2. Transitional topic sentences that are clear, provocative, and develop your thesis and provide unity in your essay

3. Body paragraphs that address the research questions

4. Some analysis of all your project

5. Strong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticated

6. Use proper MLA formatting, in-text citations, and Works Cited entries. NOT having proper MLA citations will result in a 0/100 on the assignment.

7. Write in 3rdperson NOT first person.

MLA Citation format for Works within an Anthology:

Last name, First name. “Title of Essay.” Title of Collection, edited by Editor’s Name(s), Publisher,

Year, Page range of entry.


Harris, Muriel. “Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers.” A Tutor’s Guide: Helping Writers One to

One, edited by Ben Rafoth, Heinemann, 2000, pp. 24-34.

How to Cite a Ted Talk

1. How to Cite a YouTube Video in MLA Format

Author’s Name. “Title of Image or Video.” Media TypeText. Name of

Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting.

Medium. date retrieved.


Shimabukuro, Jake. “Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro.” Online video

clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.

Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/18/ (Links to an external site.)

2. Citing TED Talks & YouTube Videos In-Text (MLA):

When citing a direct quote, paraphrase, or summary from a TED Talk, cite the author’s last name, not the title of their lecture.


“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries” (Finley).

Watch two Videos about 8th MLA

in-text citation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aN_OSMbnsI

work cited:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq5Itf5Tg-U