Name: Khadija AltarfaInstructor: Mr. GreaverCourse: English 102-406Due Date: 01/23/18
Activity for Evaluating Sources
Authors Name: Anne PetersAnne Peters graduated from Harvard Law School.The author received a doctorate in law and a Masters of Law.The author is currently employed at the University of Michigan Law School. She has held this position since 2016.The author is President of the European Society of International Law and a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law.
I have found all of this information at the following website:
The citation is:
Max Planck Institute. “Biographical Note.” 2017, http://www.mpil.de/en/pub/institute/ personnel/institute-management/directors/peters.cfm
Based on this information, the author is more than qualified. She has a strong educational background, professional experience, and is well-versed in her material.
Title: “Liberté, Égalité, Animalité: Human–Animal Comparisons in Law”
Yes, the article is peer-reviewed.The circulation figures are not stated.The article discusses legal issues between humans and animals, history, and sociology.I found this article on Google Scholar.
The citation is:
Peters, Anne. “Liberté, Égalité, Animalité: Human–Animal Comparisons in Law.” Transnational Environmental Law 5.1 (2016): 25-53.
This journal is reliable since it is peer-reviewed, current, well-sourced, and well-written.
Organizing Your Evaluation Argument
Introduction: Brief discussion of animal rights and how animal rights are often positioned as more important than human rights. Develop these points and discuss why this is completely wrong. Conclude with thesis statement outlining the rest of the paper.
Body: Further develop the thesis. Conduct some research, including the Peters source, to strengthen any points that I make.
Conclusion: Wrap up essay and refer back to thesis.
Writing for Audience
The best piece of writing that I read was a novel by Naguib Mahfouz called “Midaq Alley”. This novel is about Egypt during the 1950s and how it is battling between modernity and traditionalism. I loved how Mahfouz drew the setting, portrayed the characters, and incorporated interesting themes throughout his work. I also came to really appreciate his word choice, which was clear and straight to the point.
Naguib Mahfouz is a really great writer. He understands how to describe the difficulty of the Egyptian society. He also creates wonderful characters with whom the reader can connect. One of his greatest novels is “Midaq Alley”, which all people should read.
Your writing is really terrific, Mr. Mahfouz. I love how you include so many clear points and details in your work, pulling the reader into a world that he or she may not share. In addition, I appreciate the themes that you develop, as they really show the authenticity of Egyptian culture. Your words are beautifully arranged on the paper, and have stayed with me long after I put the book down.
“Midaq Alley” has become a classic throughout the world, is one of those rare authors who understands how to attract a reader in a creative way. His books have been known to put one in a state of an imaginary world, by picturing wonderful scenes and characters in your imagination that are not always immediately apparent. Mahfouz is the type of author that all readers will enjoy. All in all, Mahfouz may be Egypt’s greatest writer, but he really is a treasure of world literature.