Language Arts Project/Essay HELP!

Ok, so i need some help on this project:

GOAL: Analyze a magazine essay for a thesis statement and organization.
DETAILS: Find a short, formal essay in a magazine. Then find the thesis statement of that essay and show how it was proved (reasons, examples, or incidents).

My problem is that i cant find a magazine with a short, formal essay! I've tried everything i could think of & i've come up with nothing.
The following is the definition of a formal essay just so u know:
"The formal essay is serious in
tone and subject. Its main purpose
is to inform by means of a logical,
organized style."
Thanks for your help,
Scarlett

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  1. Try the New York Times (nytimes[dot]com) and go to Sections in the upper-left corner of the site and scroll down to magazine. They have plenty of formal essays there and an extensive archive.

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  2. Almost forgot, The New Yorker is even better for formal essays :)

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  3. THNX SO MUCH Farohw!!! 😁

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  4. The Times and the New Yorker are good for long-form essays and analysis. For shorter essays, movie reviews, music reviews, etc., in popular magazines are also essays.

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  5. To the causal eye, Green Valley, Nevada, a corporate master-planned community just south of Las Vegas, would appear to be a pleasant place to live. On a Sunday last April—a week before the riots in Los Angeles and related disturbances in Las Vegas—the golf carts were lined up three abreast at the up-scale ―Legacy‖ course; people in golf outfits on the clubhouse veranda were eating three-cheese omelets and strawberry waffles and looking out over the palm trees and fairways, talking business and reading Sunday newspapers. In nearby Parkside Village, one of Green Valley’s thirty-five developments, a few homeowners washed cars or boats or pulled up weeds in the sun. Cars wound slowly over clean broad streets, ferrying children to swimming pools and backyard barbeques and Cineplex matinees. At the Silver Springs tennis courts, a well-tanned teenage boy in tennis togs pummeled his sweating father. Two twelve-year-old daredevils on expensive mountain bikes, decked out in Chicago Bulls caps and matching tank tops, watched and ate chocolate candies. David Guterson, ―No Place Like Home: On the Manicured Streets of a Master-Planned Community,‖ excerpt from Seeing and Writing 3

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  6. I have no clue.

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  7. new yorker times is awsome

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