may also refutes one W r i t i n g
Do not write about the following issues: abortion, religion, personal beliefs, gun laws, death penalty, or anything like these that can be too easily tinged with your own opinions based on religious preferences. These are deeply personal issues, and they are difficult to discuss in an objective, academic way at this point in our studies.
Remember, too, – this essay is NOT A REPORT; you are not simply reporting/rephrasing what you find in your research sources. You are stating a position on an issue, explaining your reasoning, and supporting it with research. This is likely VERY different than what you may have done in high school or in another course. Please focus on the guidelines given on the assignment sheet.
Write a 3.5-structured argumentative essay on a relevant (often debated) social issue. You will consult TWO (no more, no less) academic sources to support the claims you establish. The final essay should be 3 pages in length.
• Your introduction (1st section) should include a clear thesis & “scope” (3 support points, briefly stated) so the reader knows what your arguable stance is on the topic and how you plan to support your opinion in the body of your paper. Remember, the thesis location is the end of the intro.
• Your (minimum) 3 body paragraphs should be detailed and well-developed—and each body paragraph should focus on 1 of the 3 major scope points that support your thesis. Since this is an argumentation essay, you should also address and refute the possible counterarguments to each of your points within the relevant body paragraph.
• Your conclusion (final section) should restate your thesis & scope. Try to end with a forward-looking statement, a call for action, or a thought-provoking statement.
*Body Paragraph 1: Present your first point and it’s supporting evidence, which may also refutes one of your opposition’s claims. *Body Paragraph 2: Present your second point and it’s supporting evidence, which may also refutes a second opposition claim.
*Body Paragraph 3: Present your third point and it’s supporting evidence, which may also refutes a third opposition claim.