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Your initial response should be at least 200 words. You need to respond to two students' initial posts, and each of these responses should be at least 150 words. The initial post plus two peer responses, according to the rubric, has the potential to earn a C grade. Four posts of high quality, according to the rubric, has the potential to earn a grade of B, and five high-quality posts all meeting the highest rubric standards has the potential to earn a grade of A, or all the points available. 

Please note that this forum has several parts, so read these instructions carefully.
In this forum, post your thesis statement (a complete sentence) and a brief outline for the critical evaluation essay. For your critical evaluation essay, you will probably want to evaluate the same essay that you chose and discussed in last week’s Forum. In fact, The Week 2 Forum was designed to allow you to get a head start on your critical evaluation essay by first analyzing your chosen essay within Forum 2, before developing it further here, in Forum 3.
Then, discuss how you plan to show how your chosen author uses ethos, pathos, logos, etc.  Choose one original example of this support,  and explain how it was effective in the essay's argument. Cite this example correctly using MLA style documentation.
Finally, consider the following. During this section of the course you evaluated an essay. How can this sort of critical evaluation of another author’s work be used in future courses at APUS?

In your responses, find a classmate who chose a different argument than yours. Do you agree with your classmate’s discussion? See if you can find a different example of where support is used within that chosen essay (or point out a possible fallacy to your classmate). Continue this conversation over a few days. Also, if you find that your chosen classmate has misunderstood the critical evaluation essay instructions (incorrectly summarizing the essay or giving historical/ biographical information rather than offering a critical examination of the work), please help that student get back on track.

Running head: Discussion 1

Discussion 3



Student’s name:


King, Martin Luther, Jr. "I Have a Dream"

This reading is about a demonstration for freedom in the history of the United States. The reading argues that even after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, black Americans are yet to be free a hundred years later. The structure of the reading is very organized because points are logically organized in a manner that is easy to comprehend. The author begins by identifying the key topic which is freedom and identifies why freedom for black Americans is yet to be achieved. The style of writing of the author supports his purpose. This is because he utilizes the persuasive style where he attempts to state his opinion and influence others using examples (Coleman, 2018). Utilizing the words “I have a dream” makes the reading even more persuasive. The author is able to indicate all the things that he wishes to see in the future in regards to the freedom of black Americans. His writing style entirely supports his purpose which is to champion for the freedom and rights of the black community. The introduction of the reading clearly identifies the topic to be discussed. The conclusion sums up the entire reading by showing that when freedom is allowed individuals from different races will come together and celebrate being free. This conclusion is a great way to end because it is linked to the freedom of the black community and all the other races.


Coleman, R., & Greenberg, C. (2018). My View, My Voice, Levels 6-8: 21 Strategies for Powerful, Persuasive Writing. Teacher Created Materials.