Politics and Culture of the 1960s

My character’s Name is “Janis Joplin” in 1960s

The next paper we will write will be a response paper on a historical figure active during the 1960’s. You must choose a figure based on the list that is provided below, and use resources that have been approved and are available on our Canvas website. In your essay, you will provide biographical information on the person you chose, and explain why they were an important part of the cultural movement of the 1960s.

In other words, why and how were they influential in the cultural and political change that was occurring?

You will write three drafts of this paper, thus utilizing a “process” approach, in which your writing will evolve and improve due to an extended time for revision, and feedback from both your peers and your teacher.

In the first draft, you must:

Write an introduction that provides a thesis statement
Provide 2 – 3 paragraphs of biographical information about your historical figure
In the second draft, you must:

Revise your introduction and biography of your figure
Write 3 – 4 paragraphs that 1) explain why your historical figure was influential to the cultural movement of the 1960s, and 2) provide evidence to prove your ideas

Write a conclusion that restates your thesis and summarizes your main points

Include a works cited page using APA format
In the final draft, you must:

Do all of the above
Show evidence of revision based on teacher and peer feedback
Turn in a complete paper that is between 750 – 850 words
Use at least 3 sources from a list of pre-approved sources

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