What is the purpose of a party? What makes a party good/successful?

For this essay, you will develop an original argument in response to the questions: What is the purpose of a party? What makes a party good/successful? For example, is the purpose of a party to have fun, to socialize, to network, to connect, to drink, or something else entirely? As you write, remember Pierre Bordieus ideas about economic capital, cultural capital, and social capitalas well as the ideas from our other unit #1 readings.  

The Purpose of the Assignment: Outcomes for Comp II

Construct academic arguments using sound claims and appropriate evidence

Synthesize ideas of other scholars

Use information reliably and persuasively

Formulate a writing process that includes planning, drafting, revising, and editing

Your essay should be atleast 3 full pages in length and incorporate MLA guidelines (especially for in-text citations and the Works Cited Page). Essays should synthesize information from at least 2-3 sources. Essays should be typed, double-spaced, with Times New Roman, size 12 font, and 1-inch margins on all sides. Please also make sure that your essay includes your name, course number, date and assignment in the upper left hand corner; in the upper right hand corner, insert your last name and page numbers. See the essay rubric on Blackboard to get a sense of how Ill grade. 

For this essay, you will include evidence from at least two of our Unit 1 texts: The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker (excerpt), The Forms of Capital by Pierre Bourdieu, Emily Posts Etiquette by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning (excerpt), Do Teens Still Party? We Asked Them by Abbey Maxbauer, The Quinceaera, a Rite of Passage by Marybel Gonzalez, and How Debutante Culture Became Part of Black Life in L.A. by Siran Babayan. Choose 2-3 of any of the options above.