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Objective: To use the information presented in class to effectively compose an Argumentation Essay on a topic of your choice. This essay must have research to support your thoughts and ideas. While writing this essay take into account the following steps in effective writing:
- Organization of the essay
- A first draft of the essay
- A revision of the essay
- Research to support the main ideas in the essay
- The essay persuades readers to believe a certain way
- Essay goes beyond “I think” and “I Believe”
- Thoughts ARE NOT PLAGIARIZED!
- A complete Works Cited page and in-text citation are present.
- Essay will be written in 3rd person—Essays written in 1st or 2nd person will not receive a grade higher than a 50%
The essay must include an introductory paragraph, a minimum of three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. This essay must be six to eight pages in length, and you must use a minimum of five different scholarly sources. You must also use proper MLA in-text citations, as well as a properly formatted MLA Works Cited Page. Essays without in-text citations or a Works Cited page will receive a zero (0) on the assignment. This essay carries double weight—200 points.
- 1” margins
- 12 point Times New Roman font
- Title centered
- Name, Class, and Date left justified, double spaced
- A header with your last name and page number right hand justified
- Use double spacing throughout the essay
- 10 percentage points will be deducted for essays with incorrect formatting
Picking your topic is research