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Jimmy G.

asked • 04/03/20

English essay can anyone help me out please

I'm trying to do a 800 word essay on "Don’t Let Stereotype Wrap Your Judgement” by Robert Heliborner

I did my outline but I feel like I didn't get this right like my body paragraphs is off.


here's my outline:


Introduction: Brief note of your plan for writing the intro:  In his essay “Don’t Let Stereotype Wrap Your Judgement” Robert Heliborner argues that people use stereotype that affects many areas of our lives.


Thesis Statement (make it a full sentence): stereotypes are an assumption that of nowhere near the truth, thus leading towards misinterpretation of a person. Which in fact hurt many people saying many misinterpretation.


Body Paragraph #1 Topic Sentence (make these full sentences): I agree what Heilbroner because it shows that our upbringing affects the way we view our world and all the components in it. 


Example/Evidence #1: First, Heilbroner writes,” we begin to type-cast in our early years” (7) and,” “grow up with standardized pictures forming inside us” (8)

            

Example/Evidence #2: Next, Media played a crucial role in the world problem views. Heilbroner writes,” stereotypes are perpetuated by the advertisements we read, the movies we see, the books we read.” (8) media effect

            

Example/Evidence #3:  “Some of them, like the half-joking, half-serious stereotypes of mothers-in-law, or country yokels, or psychiatrists, are dinned into us by the stock jokes we hear and repeat. In fact, without such stereotypes, there would be a lot fewer jokes.


Body Paragraph #2 Topic Sentence: Next, Heilbroner was right about how we view a person stereotypically. He uses facts and statistics to prove a point how we stereotype which makes his argument valid.

            

            Example/Evidence #1: For Example,” it is the sad fact that when a group of Nebraska students sought to match faces and nationalities of 15 European countries, they were scored wrong in 93 percent of their identifications.” (4)

            

Example/Evidence #2: Next, Heilbroner continues by saying,”it is the extraordinary fact that once we have typecast the world, we tend to see people in terms of our standardized pictures” (6)

            

Example/Evidence #3: another stereotype Helibroner says,”a number of Columbia and Barnard students were shown 30 photographs of pretty but unidentified girls, and asked to rate each in terms of “general liking,” “intelligence,” “beauty” and so on. Two months later, the same group were shown the same photographs, this time with fictitious Irish, Italian, Jewish and “American” names attached to the pictures. Right away the ratings changed.


Body Paragraph #3 Topic Sentence: While Helibroner gives many facts and statistics about how we view the world he also gives us many ways to be wary when stereotyping towards others.

           

 Example/Evidence #1: First, “we can become aware of the standardized pictures in our heads, in other people’s heads, in the world around us” (16)

            

Example/Evidence #2: Next, he writes,” Second, we can become suspicious of all judgments that we allow exceptions to “prove.” (17)

            

Example/Evidence #3: Third, he explains that,“we can learn to be chary of generalizations about people”



Conclusion: Brief note of your plan for writing the conclusion:  Stereotypes not only harms us and our minds, but it harms ourselves when we start stereotyping others. Again Heilbroner was right about one thing and that’s stereotypes are an assumption that of nowhere to be true, thus leading towards misinterpretation of a person. Although we have been forced as a society to deal with prejudice and all of its grotesque realities we tend to forget that stereotyping has the same harmful effects to a lot people till this day.



I feel that my body paragraph is off or something that my professor wasn't impressed . and my main idea aka Thesis is way off as well. if anyone can help that would be awesome



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Jimmy G.

sorry I fixed it up. if you can understand
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04/04/20

Kathleen O.

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“Thesis Statement (make it a full sentence): stereotypes are an assumption that of nowhere near the truth, thus leading towards misinterpretation of a person. Which in fact hurt many people saying many misinterpretation.” Can’t understand. The last sentence, “ Which in fact hurt many people saying many misinterpretation“ is not a sentence. It doesn’t have a verb. “That of”? Look again at how I suggested starting by correcting grammar, at least subject and verb agreement... I underlined the changes.
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04/04/20

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