In this writing assignment, you assess your knowledge of the steps to writing a research paper.
A two page (650-word) persuasive essay
Select a topic that can be debated (people agree or disagree).of some possible ideas for a topic.
Using the library resources (ProQuest, EbscoHost) and the Internet, locate two to three articles that take a stand on your argumentative research topic. Be sure to select articles that are from reputable sources such as news magazines or scholarly journals.
Prewrite and plan your essay using the strategies that we have studied in this course (freewriting, brainstorming, branching, outlining).
Draft your essay. Take a stand on your issue using ideas from your research to back your position. Remember to consider the counterarguments. In other words, address how someone may disagree. In your draft, be sure to address the following:
Revise and edit the essay.
Save and submit your assignment.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place, and submit a copy to your instructor using the dropbox.