“Future Vision” asks the viewer, “In 5-10 years, how will people get things done at work, at home, and on the go?” After watching the concept video, write an organized and well-supported essay in which you make three observations on the future of productivity. Do you believe the future is optimistic? Or are we headed in a negative direction. What will we be gaining? Losing? Will our children have it better than we did? Worse?
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief background on the topic or situation. In this case, it might be the role of technology today.The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be the positive and/or negative future of productivity.
A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the paper. Will you have a paragraph for each positive or negative? Will you divide the body of your paper into three paragraphs, one for each point? In any case, each body paragraph must support (explain) your reasoning (rationale) using specific details. Each body paragraph must begin with a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph.
The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world. You may wish to offer suggestions to reader about “the future” and where society may be headed.
Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the Module 1 SLP expectations and the Trident University General Education rubric for English found in the course syllabus.
Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.
The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay, nor is the passive “you.” In place of “you,” “one” may be used.
No secondary sources are to be used in the process of writing this first paper; it is to be entirely written based on one’s point of view and supported with body points and details. If referring to the video, be sure to provide the source in the first instance.