For Essay #3, you will make an argument about an approved topic of your own choosing. Keep in mind that your stance on that topic must meet the following requirements:
· It is an argument (not a statement of fact).
· It is arguable from multiple positions by “thinking” people (must be controversial).
· It is researchable (must be publically discussed enough to result in useful evidence).
You must have at least five
reliablesources(most likely from our
Internet-based database services but also from notable online
sources and traditional library sources, like books, including
articles in our textbook if applicable).
Once again, your argument should take the form of one (or some combination) of the argumentative strategiescovered in our textbook. Use the chapters, listed below, to guide your writing:
· Definition (Chapter 8)
· Causal – Cause/Effect (Chapter 9)
· Evaluation (Chapter 10)
· Narrative (Chapter 11)
· Rebuttal (Chapter 12)
· Proposal (Chapter 13)
Here is a
breakdown of the assignment:
Topic- Open with my approval
Purpose- Choose ONE of the argumentative strategies and make a researched argument about your topic
Audience- Someone who disagrees with you but is open to change and is interested in the topic
Research- You must have at least five sources citedwithin your paper and referencedon a correct and complete MLA-style Works Cited page. Be sure to cite all use of information and quote and cite all use of words.
Format- MLA format for style and all quotations, citations, and the Works Cited
Style- Formal and academic (no contractions, first or second person point of view, no slang, etc.)
Length– 4-6 pages and a Works Cited page (so, 5-7 pages)
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