Epicurus Essay Read the whole chapter on Epicurus in our text. There are also three web-links related to Epicurus: one essay and two videos. These links will help round-out your understanding of the chapter, so please be sure to engage all the material. I am giving you plenty of time to do the work, so I expect to see a familiarity with the materials in your essay. Due Date: Friday, Oct. 4th: Guide your reading with the following questions from the text: Discussion Question #2 (p. 155) and Study Question #2 (p. 155). As you write, please be sure to address these questions. When you write your essay, you have to answer these questions in some detail. So, prepare your essay very carefully so that you touch on the issues asked in each question. Please look at the “Rubrics for Critical Writing and Thinking” (see “Course Information”). I use these rubrics when grading your essays. Also, don’t forget to read the basic directions for the structure of the essay on the Course Outline (see Assignment #2). Your grade will suffer if you do not follow directions properly. Epicurus Essay Use more information from Chapter then outside sources DIRECTIONS REGARDING MIMIMUM LENGTH of chapter essays and for submission: All essay assignments must be submitted through the Submit Essay Assignments tab on Blackboard as a MSWord document attachment (or a file that is compatible) by the due date indicated for each assignment. Do not email me your essays. For all essay assignments, put your name and Ethics, Fall 2019 in the top left corner. Written assignments should be double spaced, with 12pt. font size. Chapter essays have a minimum word length of 500 words. Please realize that this is a minimum, and not the cut off limit. If you submit an essay that is just over 500 words, and it is well-written/accurate, the grade will be around a C+/B- (79/80). Essays that are even one word under the minimum length will not be accepted. To get a higher grade on the essays, you have to show me that you comprehend the chapter by answering the required questions clearly and distinctly. This takes substantially more than 500 words, but it is hard to say how many words exactly, since students have different abilities in composing essays. Epicurus Essay Think more in the 750 to 900 word range. I am not grading you on word-count but by a displayed competence with the materials. Please do not wait until the last minute to begin your work each week on the readings and essays. Work on your essays steadily throughout the time you have for each assignment. I give an ample amount of time to do well. Please do not procrastinate. Directions for all chapter essays: see directions for minimum length above. Begin the essay with a direct quotation from the philosopher covered in the chapter. (Provide the page number in parentheses after the quotation.) The quotation is NOT part of the word total. The quotation must present an important idea from the philosopher that helps answer the question. Epicurus Essay The opening quotation should function as an epigraph, so do not try to explain it immediately. Be sure that the quotation is from the philosopher and not from the editors’ running commentary/explanation of the philosopher. Do not use other direct quotations in your explanation/essay. Please do provide proper citations when paraphrasing ideas from the readings. Look over the writing rubrics to see the goals you need to meet in each essay.