Essay – Argumentative Write an argumentative essay on your proposed, controversi
Essay – Argumentative Write an argumentative essay on your proposed, controversi
Essay - Argumentative Write an argumentative essay on your proposed, controversial (debatable) topic. Keep your reader in mind – who are you trying to persuade? Who would be interested in the information you have? Use the guidelines listed below to help structure your essay. It is strongly suggested that you seek assistance from the librarian and the Learning Success Center for this essay. Submit a WORD document only (links, PDFs, and text submissions will receive a zero and will not be regraded). Four scholarly and/or reputable sources are required and must be cited. Cites such as Wikipedia or similar will not be accepted – suggested using Galileo or seeking assistance from the librarian. There should be a creative title for your paper - not just Argumentative Essay. MLA format is required. Double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman with the correct header and heading information – review the MLA resources provided Make sure to review the rubric for the grading criteria. FOUR FULL pages minimum (not including the header, heading, title and work cited page) – essays that do not meet the required minimum will receive a deduction in grade. GUIDELINES Introduction (at least 5-6 sentences) ___Your introduction should be about five to six sentences long (including your thesis). ___The hook should grab the reader’s attention with an opening fact, anecdote, or quote to about the topic (a joke and/or question may not be appropriate for an argumentative essay). ___The background should give information about the topic that does not argue a stance. ___The thesis sentence should clearly state your argument and position of an issue and be the final sentence in the introductory paragraph. Body Paragraphs (at least 15 sentences – five sentences each paragraph) ___The first body paragraph – claim #1 –the topic should be a claim that supports the thesis statement, and the remaining paragraph should include evidence and that support your claim. Include a reflection on the evidence that was given. ___The second body paragraph – claim #2 – different from the previous body paragraph, the topic should be another claim that supports the thesis statement, and the remaining paragraph should include evidence and that support your claim. Include a reflection on the evidence that was given. ___The third body paragraph – claim #3 – different from the previous two body paragraph, the topic should be another claim that supports the thesis statement, and the remaining paragraph should include evidence and that support your claim. Include a reflection on the evidence that was given. Addressing the Opposing View (at 5-6 sentences) ___This paragraph will discuss and address the opposing views. ___Make sure to give evidence of the opposing view and give evidence that rebukes that view. Include a reflection on the evidence that was given. ___This paragraph can be placed after the introduction or before the concluding paragraph. Conclusion (at 5-6 sentences) Along with summarizing the argument and rebuking the opposing view once more, this paragraph includes a call to action to get the reader involved with the issue or seek further information Grammar and Mechanics ___ No glaring grammar mistakes (fragments, agreement issues, verb tense shifts, run-ons, comma splices, wordiness, awkward sentence structures, no comma errors or punctuation errors, misspelled, no grammar and mechanics related errors) ___ Mature vocabulary, diction, and syntax are evident. ___ Sentence structure shows control and some variety. Audience and Tone ___ Academic papers require the use of formal language. ___ Avoid slang language (no text message language) unless it's important to the argument. ___ Must be written in third person point of view. First-person point of view (I), or the second person point of view (you) is not acceptable. Works Cited Page ___ A works cited page is required for sources. NOTE: Be aware that when you submit your essay, your document will be automatically checked for plagiarism. Word document required. Links and PDFs are not accepted and will receive a zero.NO PLAGIARISM!! Here are the sources that should be used for this paper: Martin, Anna. “Making Pro-Abortion Laws Pro-Choice for Female Rape Victims.” Redirecting..., 12 Mar. 2018, https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals%2Fwiswo33&id=68&men_tab=srchresults. Marshall, Medoff. “Eds.p.ebscohost.com.” Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: The Relationship Between State Abortion Policy and Child Well-Being in the United States., 20 Feb. 2016, https://eds.p.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=37&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlwLHNoaWImc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl. : Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars, 28 Oct. 2013, https://eds.p.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=37&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlwLHNoaWImc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl. Pollitt, Katha. “Eds.p.ebscohost.com.” A Man's Guide to Abortion, 17 June 2019, https://eds.p.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=37&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlwLHNoaWImc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl.

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