10 "Resolving Conflict: Arguing to Mediate (Crusius and Channell 285-321). AVOID PLAGIARISM and CITE YOUR SOURCES using MLA STYLE! The aim/s and purpose/s of your argument essay should be captured in your thesis (with appropriate qualifications, exceptions, and definitions), should unify your essay's content, and guide you in organizing and developing your essay.
All quotations, paraphrases, and summaries from your 5 sources must be cited (5A) IN-TEXT (at the points in your argument essay where you cite these sources) in MLA style, and must be correctly and easily match-able to corresponding complete and correctly-formatted bibliographical entries in MLA style listed arranged alphabetically on a separate page entitled (5B) WORKS CITED placed at the end of your argument essay. 5 "Writing Research-Based Arguments" on "Using Sources," "Incorporating and Documenting Source Material" and "Creating Works Cited . --Your research-based argument essay must address a diverse audience (i.e.
Thus far in WR 122, we have been summarizing, analyzing and evaluating others’ argument essays.
BUT now it is time for you to apply what you have learned to writing a successful argument essay of your own. LENGTH, MANUSCRIPT FORM & SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: --Recommended Length of the final draft of your Research-Based Argument Essay is 1500-2000 words (7-10 word processed and double-spaced pages), including MLA-style in-text citations and your list of MLA-style Works Cited placed on separate page/s at the end of your essay--or as long as your essay needs to be to achieve the aim/s and cogently, persuasively develop/support the thesis claim of your argument.
5 "Writing Research-Based Arguments" on "Finding an Issue" and "Finding Sources" (Crusius and Channell 93-113).
COCC Barber Library help: Explore topic ideas, search strategies, and sources provided by COCC Barber Library's online Research Tools, including online subscription databases like CQ Researcher, Opposing Viewpoints, and Academic Search Premier. MINIMUM OF FIVE (5) "Good" SOURCES must be explicitly cited (summarized, paraphrased, and/or quoted) IN-TEXT of your argument essay and in the your WORKS CITED, following MLA Style practices for In-Text Citations and Works Cited. reliable, authoritative, up-to-date, accurate, representative) sources. Of course, sources should be relevant to your topic, but using "good" sources will carry more weight than dubious sources (however relevant to your topic) in making your case. 5 on "Evaluating Sources" (Crusius and Channell 113-119) and Ch.8 "Making Your Case: Arguing to Convince" (Crusius and Channell 209-246). 8 includes Crusius and Channell's step-by-step advice for "Writing a Convincing Argument" (221-242) and "Student Sample: An Essay Arguing to Convince": "Who Should Have the Right to Marry? --Some of the above argument types can be focused and organized as Problem-Solution essays, which we will discuss further in class.Writing a persuasive essay is like being a lawyer arguing a case before a jury.8 "Making Your Case: Arguing to Convince" (Crusius and Channell 209-246), Ch.9 "Motivating Action: Arguing to Persuade" (Crusius and Channell 247-284), and Ch. Cora's help: Cora has provided advice and models for formatting MLA-Style In-Text Citations and Works Cited, and students are encouraged to bring to class any sources (or information on sources) that they are unsure how to document so that Cora can provide individualized help. GENRE, AUDIENCE/S, & AIM/S of Your Research-Based Argument Essay: --Your research-based argument essay must be written in the genre of a thesis-based essay, so remember to apply what you have previously learned about the basics of sound essay writing principles and practices.In comparison, does the original thesis need strengthening?Once the thesis presents a well-built argument with a clear adversarial viewpoint, the rest of the essay should fall into place more easily.Write an essay convincing the board to adopt your position.” As shown in this persuasive writing prompt, the main purpose is not to inform, but to “persuade” or “convince” an audience (the school board) to think or act a certain way.At Time4Writing, we believe the five-step writing process is the best approach to learning how to write a persuasive essay.3 on what constitutes "good" reasons and evidence (as well as source evaluation criteria discussed in class). OPPOSING VIEWPOINT/S: One or more of the minimum five (5) sources cited in your paper, must represent significant opposing viewpoint/s (i.e.different from your own opinion/s) on your chosen issue.