The essay will be an analysis of “why meditation apps are so popular”. Please include examples of popular meditation apps, and go into detail about the various benefits of meditation, specifically guided meditation, and some possible statistics of how popular they’ve become. Please include a well-developed thesis.Minimum five sources, of which three must be peer-reviewed, academic sources, but can have more if the writer desires.
The essay – topic, outline, final form
The essay will be a comparative discussion of some relevant aspect or theme in any two texts or
movies discussed in class, with two conditions: (1) the student has not already discussed either
of those titles in a response paper previously; and (2) at least one major text or movie is selected
for the comparison. The essay will address the assigned texts or shows and their discussion in
class and tutorial. Students are responsible for coming up with their own topics for the essay –
again, that’s part of the assignment.
To ensure a good start on the assignment, each student will clear a one or two sentence summary
of a proposed topic (mentioning the titles to be compared, of course) with the TA. As part of the
process of working up the essay, a student has the option of submitting a brief outline specifying
the ways in which a cleared topic will be addressed and arranging to discuss the outline with the
TA. An outline should be one to two typed pages of prose; no point-form outlines, please.
Neither the outline nor the meeting will be graded.
In summary, each student is required to select his or her own topic, to formulate an argument that
engages some interesting aspect of two course titles in a reflective way, to demonstrate the
argument with appropriate exegesis, and to present everything as elegantly as possible. The
result of the process will be an essay that should be eight or nine typed pages (not counting title
page and any apparatus; c, 2,400 -2,700 words), standard essay format (double-spacing, normal
margins, 12-point font).
You will prepare an essay in defence of Rene Descartes’ ontological argument. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the argument, your ability to analyse and evaluate a philosophical and theological position. Use Descartes’ quotes on his ontological argument and analyse them too.
The research paper is concerned with the Baha’i Faith and understanding the religion. I would hope that this paper describes the religion and the founder. It would be great if the paper also talks about why the founder, Baháʼu’lláh, organized this religion. The paper should also include 5 academic sources (sources that end with edu. or org.).