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Explore the mindset that drives male climbers to the top of Everest. Using specific psychological concepts revolving around the masculine identity, examine the key elements that may have contributed to the tragic end of the May 1996 climb.

Research-based Essay
For the two reading analyses assignments, you explored the following idea:

3) Explore the mindset that drives male climbers to the top of Everest. Using specific psychological concepts revolving around the masculine identity, examine the key elements that may have contributed to the tragic end of the May 1996 climb. You may also bring in cultural differences in masculinity and factor them into your discussion. Again, be sure to provide evidence from the text to support your ideas.

Now you will write a 7-8 page essay that is based off of those two essays. If you simply combine the two essays and turn them in as such, you will not receive full credit for this final research essay. Your job for this final essay is to follow the instructions below and rewrite, improve on, and restructure your previous discussions into a cohesive whole, that fully explores the nonfiction book and reflects your deep, critical thinking about the above prompt you chose and your analysis of the book.

In your essay, you must:
• Adhere to the Rules for Writing. They are factoring into the final grades on your essays. Use proper grammar, punctuation, and MLA format and an academic-level discourse in your discussion.
• Write a thesis/claim that you will connect all of your body paragraphs back to for the entire essay. This thesis must appear as the last sentence of the introductory paragraph that will open your essay. You must include the title of the nonfiction book in italics in your thesis statement and be sure that your thesis connects to all of your body paragraphs that are aiming to prove the thesis.
• Write 7-8 pages of text on the topic, NOT including the Works Cited page at the end of the essay.
• Choose four sources from Ebschohost or another database under Crafton Hills College’s library page. Use each source no less than TWO times each. You may use the sources MORE than two times each. And you may directly quote the article with quotation marks around the passage or you may paraphrase: In both cases, you need an in-text citation (parenthetical reference) with the source. In addition, of course, you must have a Works Cited page to accompany your essay with all sources properly formatted according to MLA rules.
• Use only periodicals, including scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazine articles that come from Ebscohost or another database on the Crafton Hills College Library page. Do not use random sources from the Internet. The quality and appropriateness of the articles for your discussion will factor into your grade. See our Reference Librarians (not the circulation desk) for more help with research.
• Use specific quotes and paraphrases from the nonfiction book itself as evidence for this assignment. Be sure to provide evidence for many of your ideas that aim to prove your claim/position/thesis. At least one quote or paraphrase from the book itself PER PARAGRAPH (excluding your introduction and conclusion paragraphs.


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