Dalai Lama

Option 2 Critical Writing Assignment on Interview with the Dalai Lama
Write a 1200-1500 word paper in which you critically analyze the perspective of the Dalai Lama
from the vantage point of John Hicks pluralistic hypothesis,
which is encountered in the same module. You need not agree with Hicks position and you may
role play if you choose, but your paper must take up and defend a clear thesis and the paper
must include substantial engagement and specific references to both the Dalai Lama interview
and the article by Hick.
Before getting started, please be sure to review the requirements to be observed for this and all
other PHI 110RS Critical Writing Assignments. Your paper must:
Defend a thesis and should proceed according to the following format: Thesis, Argument,
Objection(s), Response(s), and Conclusion.
Include citations to the primary required class readings. These and any additional
sources must be properly cited using MLA format.
Fall within the following length requirements: 1200-1500 words.
Use a standard 10-12 pt. font and be double-spaced.
If you have questions about any aspect of the Final Project, please be sure to contact your instructor as
early as possible.
Information on MLA Citation style can be found here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
Review the following site on plagiarism: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/02/
See Appendices B and C of the syllabus for grading rubrics for each

Some generic requirements to be observed for all Writing Assignments include that all papers must:
Defend a thesis and should proceed according to the following format: Thesis, Argument,
Objection(s), Response(s), and Conclusion.
Include citations to the primary required class readings. These and any additional sources must
be properly cited using MLA format.
Fall within the following length requirements: 1200-1500 words. Use a standard 10-12
pt. font and be double-spaced.

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