Friday, October 28, 2011

Topics for Indie work for bonus credit

Caddo Magnet library by trudeau
Caddo Magnet library, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Choose one for a comparison essay. Do not write it from the top of your head or what you remember in class notes. Do take your material from credible sources and cite your sources.

- Jazzy title.
- Typed. No more than 1 page. A half page will do.
- Integrate the subjects; blend the topics.
- Offer details, not generalities.
- Similarities as well as differences.
- Use comparison words (se guidelines posted earlier).

a) Dia de los Muertos and Halloween
b) The founding of Houston and the founding of Dallas.
c) The Houston Ship Channel and the Erie Canal.
d) The River Walk in San Antonio and the banks of the Red R in Shreveport-Bossier.
e) Tex-Mex cooking and Creole cooking.
f) Houston's pop music stars (2) versus those of New Orleans (2).