PAPER 2 (P2), SYNTHESIS • “The Logic of Geopower: Power, Management, and Earth Stewardship” by Frederic Neyrat• “Biopolitics and Climate Security in the Anthropocene” by Simon DalbyIn an academic argument, you can only argue what your evidence will support. Relying on the authors’ texts as your evidence, develop your own original argument about the intersection of citizen-consumers, technology companies, governments, and the rights to personal online data. Integrate evidence from the authors’ arguments to support your own main claim and subclaims. Readers should be able to identify your main claim, subclaims, reasons, warrants, evidence, analysis, and qualifiers. Acknowledge and respond to each author’s argument. Follow MLA conventions found under the MLA tab in A Writer’s Reference. Note: This assignment asks you to state what you think about the topic (your main claim); therefore, do not agree or disagree with the authors’ arguments. Nor should you write or a summary of the authors’ work. You do not need to identify the elements of your argument for readers. In other words, do not use phrases like “My main claim/reason/ evidence is…”. Additional Considerations: !Review A Writer’s Reference, tabs C, A, S, W, and MLA (including MLA-3c “Synthesize
Sources”) and Reader Appendix, “Writing a Synthesis,” A39.!Develop your own original, multi-dimensional, and arguable main claim that you can
support with evidence from the assigned texts.!This assignment requires you to synthesize two arguments. Therefore, you should not
write a compare and contrast paper nor should you judge the authors’ arguments.
Instead, use the arguments to inform and support your own original argument. !Introduce the authors and their works before you use them as evidence. !Include evidence from both arguments throughout your body paragraphs. !Cite the authors and page numbers. !Include a MLA-style Works Cited page, which does not count toward the word minimum. Any words over the maximum word length will not be read. !Cite quotations, paraphrases and ideas appropriately. When in doubt, ask for
clarification. Ask for help if you have questions about possible academic misconduct like plagiarism.