Argumentation Essay Whether you use Microsoft Word or some other program to create your essays,…

Argumentation Essay Whether you use Microsoft Word or some other program to create your essays,…

Argumentation Essay

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Argumentation Essay

Write a 500-750 word argumentation/persuasion essay using any approach as a method of development.

An effective argumentative essay must have evidence to make its case; most arguments that occur in daily life happen in the heat of the moment and are more likely directed toward saving one’s own pride than toward giving clear and supportive proof to one’s claims.

Writing Approach

Knowing how to brainstorm is going to save you from writing a weak essay. Also, knowing how to support your claims with evidence from outside sources will further strengthen your essay. For that reason, this assignment requires the use of two references (no internet sources). In addition, you will add a Works Cited page at the end of your essay. Finally, your Works Cited page will be in MLA (Modern Language Association) format so that all information provided will be easy for your reader to find.

  • Study Chapter 14, “Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism,” in The St. Martin’s Handbookto see how to cite the sources you use in your paper.
  • Study Chapter 32, “MLA Style,” in The St. Martin’s Handbookfor more information on finding and using references in your essays in MLA format.
  • Go to Writing Research Papers and Citing Sources at the Purdue OWL website for more on MLA, to include sample papers.

Writing Assignment

Purpose: to persuade

Method of Development: your choice

For argumentative/persuasive topics, see the list at the end of Chapter 11, Argumentation-Persuasion, in The Longman Reader.

Reminders:

  1. Brainstorm for topics.
  2. Choose one topic, choose a method of development, and organize all details accordingly.
  3. Research for appropriate evidence to support your argument. While you are researching, be sure to note all information necessary to filling out your Works Cited page for that entry.
  4. Remember your conclusion and your Works Cited page in MLA format.
  5. Check the syllabus for due dates.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may NOT use first-person in this essay. DO NOT USE “I/ME/WE/OUR” IN THIS ESSAY. You may NOT use second person in this essay. DO NOT USE “YOU/YOURS” IN THIS ESSAY.

MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GENERAL PROCESS: Write first draft > SUBMIT TO WRITING LAB – THIS IS MANDATORY!! > 72 hour turn around > Revise draft > EXCHANGE DRAFTS WITH YOUR ASSIGNED WRITING PARTNER AND COMPLETE THE ESSAY COMPOSITION CHECKLIST – THIS IS MANDATORY > Revise draft > Submit all drafts and your partner’s Essay Composition Checklist for grade.

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EXTRA CREDIT PROCESS: Write first draft > SUBMIT TO WRITING LAB – THIS IS MANDATORY!! > 72 hour turn around > Revise draft > EXCHANGE DRAFTS WITH YOUR ASSIGNED WRITING PARTNER AND COMPLETE THE ESSAY COMPOSITION CHECKLIST – THIS IS MANDATORY >Submit second draft to Writing Lab > 72 hour turn around > Revise second draft > Submit all drafts and your partner’s Essay Composition Checklist for grade.

**YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF YOUR ASSIGNED WRITING PARTNER VIA EMAIL. MAKE CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER WITHIN 24-48 HOURS TO DISCUSS YOUR PAPER EXCHANGE. YOU CAN FIND THE ESSAY COMPOSITION CHECKLIST THROUGH THE PAPERS/PROJECTS LINK ON THE NAVIGATIONAL TOOLBAR. MAKE SURE TO OFFER SUBSTANTIVE FEEDBACK-YOU WILL BE GRADED ON THE FEEDBACK YOU GIVE. MAKE SURE TO GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK TO YOUR WRITING PARTNER IN ENOUGH TIME THAT S/HE MAY SUBMIT A SECOND EXTRA CREDIT DRAFT TO THE WRITING LAB BEFORE THE DEADLINE IF THEY CHOOSE.

Argumentation Essay Whether you use Microsoft Word or some other program to create your essays,…

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