Political Meme Argumentative Essay

Topic: Political Meme Argumentative Essay


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*** Political Meme Argumentative Essay Students will generate an original meme related to U.S. politics and/or U.S. public policy. Students are encouraged to caption their meme using Meme Generator (https://imgflip.com/memegenerator) or Quick Meme (http://www.quickmeme.com/caption). However, they may also choose to caption their image in a Word document. The caption must be an original caption written by the student. Students who turn in a popular meme from social media with an unoriginal caption will not receive credit. Though the caption must be the original work of the student, students may choose to use a popular meme image (e.g. socially awkward penguin; Futurama Fry; Philosoraptor; Lazy College Senior; Captain Hindsight). Students may caption their own image (e.g. a personal photo). Meme content must be appropriate for Academic work. Students will write a short essay 3 to 5 double-spaced pages in length (not counting the meme) of how the meme is relevant to U.S. politics or U.S. public policy and defending the position they take in the meme. Students will upload a Word document with the meme, their essay, and a reference page to D2L. The first page of the assignment should feature the political meme. The following pages should include their essay. The essay should cover any personal relevance (if any) and explain how the meme relates to American politics and/or American public policy. The essay should also defend the position taken in the meme with evidence. At least three credible sources should be cited in support of the position taken by the meme. Academic studies and peer-reviewed journal articles are ideal, but credible news sources (e.g. New York Times; Wall Street Journal) or reports from credible research firms (e.g. Pew Research Center) are also acceptable. Essays should be double-spaced and written in 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APSA style guidelines with a references page and in-text citations.