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English Comp I - Final Essay: Assignment

Argumentation Essay

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:

  1. Organization of the essay
  2. A first draft of the essay
  3. A revision of the essay
  4. Research to support the main ideas in the essay
  5. The essay persuades readers to believe a certain way
  6. Essay goes beyond “I think” and “I Believe”
  7. Thoughts ARE NOT PLAGIARIZED!
  8. A complete Works Cited page and in-text citation are present.
  9. 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.

Format:

  1. 1” margins
  2. 12 point Times New Roman font
  3. Title centered
  4. Name, Class, and Date left justified, double spaced
  5. A header with your last name and page number right hand justified
  6. Use double spacing throughout the essay
  7. 10 percentage points will be deducted for essays with incorrect formatting

Picking your topic is research

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