A Rogerian argument is a conflict solving technique based on finding common ground instead of polarizing debate.
My Topic: Has social media reinvented social activism?
Week 7: Assignment 3: Rogerian Essay
The body of this essay should be between 900 and 1000 words, excluding the required annotated bibliography.
First, you will choose a topic of interest that has at least two opposing. Then, you need to research that topic in order to specify the topic’s scope, so it can be easily discussed in 1000 word essay.
This essay must include a minimum of five sources. Three should peer-reviewed sources. I already attached three publications that are peer reviewed, use them! You are free two find two other sources on your own! :)
Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:
· an introduction and claim,
· and a conclusion.
Within the body of your essay, make sure to include the following in any order:
The background for your chosen topic,
· the opposition - use an academic tone, and do not show bias,
· the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents claim,
· scholarly research,
· your claim -- use an academic tone, and do not show bias,
· discuss the warrants for your claim and the opposition in order to find the common ground,
· and show the common ground between your opponents claim and your claim.
After you have written your essay, please make sure to revise the content of your essay. Lastly, be sure to edit your essay by checking grammar, format, and smaller technical details. Please make sure your essay is written in third person.
The Annotated Bibliography
An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Toulmin essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. Summarize each source in two or three grammatically-correct sentences. These short summaries are the "annotations."
The following is a sample of an "annotated bibliography."
Annotated Bibliography (Centered)
Clark, Irene L. The Genre of Argument. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Print.
Clark's textbook identifies the major steps to developing a well-researched and well-written argumentative essay. Professional essays are included in the text as models.
Ward, Russ. Logical Argument in the Research Paper. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1997. Print.
Augmenting the steps to writing an argumentative research paper is information about proper documentation. The Toulmin System, an important aspect of a well-planned paper, should be studied carefully.
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