: Argumentative Essay for a National Newspaper (100 points)
Situation: You are asked to write about an ethical or otherwise controversial issue that is characterized by conflicting positions for the opinion page of a national newspaper.
Audience: Readers of a national newspaper
Research Task: Use the Internet to conduct research to find 3 or more reliable sources (expert opinions, facts or statistical data) to integrate into your essay. 1 source must support the opposing position to your argument so that you can use it for a counter-argument.
Writing Task: Discuss the issue and argue your position convincingly by integrating sources in meaningful and logical manner. See p. 117, content and example essays from the chapter for guidance.
Content: / 40
Take a clear position on the issue you select.
The content of your essay should be thoughtful.
Logical and convincing connections should be made between your thesis statement, topic sentences and integrated sources.
Sources (expert opinion, facts and statistical data) should be integrated into each body para.
Show skills using paraphrasing, direct quotes (limit 1 line) and summary(do this at least once)
Use counter-argument, concession and refutation (p. 124)
Format: / 10
Use Times New Roman 12 pt. font.
Use 1” margins
Indent each paragraph (tab key)
Include a title for your essay
Include your name
Cite all sources correctly using APA format
Language: / 20
Use grammatically correct sentences.
Spell all words correctly
Use proper punctuation.
Use reporting verbs properly for integrated sources
Use connecting words such as furthermore, in addition, moreover, nevertheless and however (p. 126)
Organization: / 30
Possible organization guide:
evidence to support your topic sentence.
thesis statement and set up topic in next paragraph.
III. Body Paragraph 2: Repeat process from Body 1 for new topic (A., B. & C.)
topic or take action.
- Posted: 4 years ago
- Budget: $20