After reading and watching content for Unit 3, please think about some of the different facets of altruism and egoism. Consider some the arguments made in the documentary and the readings in order to better understand the lessons we could learn about these topics, and in turn, think about a stance you could take with altruism or egoism.
In a persuasive essay, take a stance with the following questions: Would it benefit or harm someone to become more altruistic or egoistic? In what ways would being more altruistic or egoistic benefit society or harm it?
Begin your project by doing some background reading on your topic. Preliminary reading helps you do all the following:
Start with reading/viewing the recommended sources for this assignment. Use source support from TWO of the following sources to support your argument:
You already have a pair of research questions to consider, as noted from the prompt:
Would it benefit or harm someone to become more altruistic or egoistic? (individual focus)
In what ways would being more altruistic or egoistic benefit society or harm it? (society focus)
Consider answering one or both of these questions as a single statement that is arguable.
Each citation in your list of works cited is composed of elements common to most works. These are called the MLA core elements. They are assembled in a specific order as shown to the right.
Use the links below to see examples of source citations and practice using one of the templates.
If you don't find what you need below, check out the MLA's, Ask the MLA.