HI everyone, URGENT HOMEWORK
Essay #2: Developing an Argument
Following are the details of what we’ll be tackling for Essay #2. What is an issue we could argue in society for positive change?
–Essay must contain a PERSUASIVE thesis, which will be supported with evidence in the body of the paper
–Essay must be within 3.5-4 pp (works cited content not withstanding)
–Must incorporate all Aristotelean appeals (logos, ethos, pathos)
–Must include MINIMUM of 4 resources with as many DIRECT quotations. Quotes must be set up in this way:
According to author, “quote” (author’s last name).
–Must include in-text citations after EACH direct quote according to MLA. See instructions here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
–Paraphrase all material that is researched; any ideas not rooted in your memory/knowledge (include parenthetical citations for MLA style)
–Double space, 12-point font, include a creative title
–Layout can execute as follows:
–Include hook strategy (anecdote, quote, question, joke, fact, etc)
–Include background info of the issue (society’s view, per se)
–Thesis in 1-2 sentences (debatable, rooted in opinion, “persuasive accessibility”)
Example Thesis statements:
- Legalizing prostitution in the United States would improve the economy because it would create jobs.
- The concept of climate change should not receive the amount of attention that is currently focused on this issue because the earth constantly goes through spells of warming and cooling; the increasing temperature of the earth is but a part of this natural cycle and out of human control.
- In order to cut down on divorce rates in the U.S., we must work to improve communications within personal and professional relationships. (Note: NEEDS A HOW COMPONENT—TOO VAGUE AS IS)
- Supporting idea 1
III. Supporting idea 2
- Supporting idea 3
- Works cited
Notes for effective results:
–Choose something you are emotionally connected to
–Adopt writing voice that is “objectively subjective”
–Include any personal ties
–Use a variety of sources/voices for support