Knowledge and Cognition in the Information Society Essay on the book “The World is Flat” (Thomas L. Friedman, 2007). Write an essay no less than 1500 words and no longer than 2000 words (ex.: no less than 5 pages and it shouldn’t exceed 7 pages). The font you are to use for your text should be 14- point Times New Roman, whether in normal, bold, or italic, the line spacing should be exactly 1,5. Choose your own topic depending on the issue/ issues that you find most interesting or intriguing in the book. Read carefully the criteria for evaluation of essays at the University before you start writing it. Do not forget to write the title of the essay and to include a statement of your main thesis in the beginning. The essay has to reflect personal thoughts and opinions of the author. The thesis statement has to be original and to reflect and correspond with the issues discussed in the book(s). The arguments should have a clear purpose and direction, be well thought through, thorough, as well as logically well structured. The essay should have a clear structure that serves to convey the author’s idea and to present the arguments supporting his/ her thesis statement in the best possible way. The different elements of the essay should be clearly defined and separated, be logically connected and following one after the other depending on their place in the overall argumentation chain that the author would like to present. The length of the essay should be no less than 1500 words and no longer than 2000 words (ex.: no less than 5 pages and it shouldn’t exceed 7 pages). The font you are to use for your text should be 14-point Times New Roman, whether in normal, bold, or italic, the line spacing should be exactly 1,5. The grade is formed on the basis of three criteria: reflection, originality and convincingness. Criterion 1 (Reflection): To what extent does the author of the essay recognize, understand and reflect on the issues presented in the book? What is his/ her ability to interpret those issues, as well as the book author’s personal viewpoints regarding them? Criterion 2 (Originality): Does the author of the essay present his/ her own personal viewpoint on the issues? Does he/ she show originality and independent thinking in his/ her interpretation of the main issues in the book and of the author’s viewpoints? Criterion 3 (Convincingness): Does the author of the essay know how to use the tools of logical and conceptual thinking when formulating a thesis statement and personal viewpoints, as well as the arguments to support them? Are these arguments well-grounded and substantiated? Thanks.
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