Essay 3 – additional reading——at least 500 words

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Article by John C. Holmes, New York Times Magazine, November 16, 1952. “This article introduced the phrase ‘beat generation’ to the world, although the writers who would come to personify this generation would not be published for several years more.”

Writing Assignment for Essay 3

What does the term “Beat,” as in “Beat Generation” actually refer to? Describe how the author of the article: “This is the Beat Generation” characterizes the “Beat Generation” in its various facets. How well do the two examples of Beat Generation writers embody the author’s characterizations of the Beat Generation?

Be very detailed and specific in your essay and be sure to follow all writing guidelines and conventions that have been established for this course.

  • Length: 2-3 pages; please keep the essay to no more than 3 pages. Format: Doubled-spaced, typed, font in Times New Roman or Arial, size 12. 1-inch margins all around. Written work for this course is to be submitted only in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).
  • Why an essay? Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of historical inquiry and writing. Reading is a significant part of any historical project. Students selecting an essay topic are also encouraged to use an additional source or two to enhance the experience. Please do not cite the textbook and online reference sources Wikipedia and Britannica, Infoplease, Sparknotes, Answers.com, Ask.com, et cetera. Make use of the online readings posted on the Calendar, supplemental materials posted in the session folders, or journal articles, government documents, newspapers, magazines, and books available through Ivy Tech Library’s Discover! Links to an external site.or print sources at your local library.