FRIST: Read the instructions for Argument Essay 1 and then use the following model to create an outline for the essay: https://valenciacollege.edu/wp/cssc/documents/SampleArgumentOutline.pdf (FOLLOW THIS LINK ON HOW SHE WANTS THE OUTLINE)
SECOND (This is the Argument Essay instructions that you need to consider when making the outline)
Using the guidelines set forth in PCI Chapter 5, and following the structure of the outline you created for Discussion Board 3, write a 600 -750 word Argumentative Essay that incorporates synthesis of at least two sources for support. These may be sources from PCI, Opposing Viewpoints or elsewhere, so long as they are reputable academic sources.
- You should take care to avoid logical fallacies and inconsistencies, as pointed out in PCI Chapter 5, and you should take care to include the components of a well-developed argument, also as pointed out in Chapter 5.
- You should include at least one long (block) quote, one paraphrase, one short quote, and a works cited page, all of them properly formatted.
- Double-space and use the proper MLA heading and formatting. All papers should have a Works Cited page and should properly document the sources in-text with proper punctuation and parenthetical references. Example of a properly-formatted paper: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095636_747.pdf
- Word Count: Please do not go more than 50 words over or under the word count for any paper.
- Grammar: All essays should make use of proper grammar and punctuation.
- A note on the thesis and content: All essays must be THESIS oriented. All quotes and information should be in the paper to support or introduce the thesis, as shown in the outline. A thesis sentence encapsulates the main idea and is not the same thing as a forecasting statement, which tells what you will talk about and indicates the structure your paper will follow. A thesis is required; a forecasting statement is not required, though it can enhance the paper. As well, the thesis and forecast can be combined into one statement. Although your book states that a thesis statement may ask a question, for the purposes of this class, in which your writing is driven by analysis and/or argument, your thesis should be an assertion, not a question. You should underline, bold or italicize your thesis statement in your paper. Failure to do so will result in the deduction of a letter grade.
- Click here for examples of thesis statements using synthesis – Synthesis Thesis Statement – Examples
- Essays must have original titles. Do not use the tile of the work you read as the title of your paper or title your paper something generic, such as “Argument Essay 1.” Do not underline, bold, use quotations around, or in any other way embellish your title visually. The fact that it is centered at the top of the essay indicates that it is the title.
- Word count does not include headers, works cited page, or other material that is not part of the main text of the essay.
- A note on organization: Papers should contain multiple paragraphs, and I should be able to look at each paragraph in your paper and clearly see how it supports the thesis.
- A note on style: All papers should be written in an engaging style that promotes human interest. It is okay and encouraged to use the first person pronouns in my class, though, as a rule, this is something you should check with each teacher. As well, though you must have a certain number of academic sources, you are also permitted to supplement with additional sources, such as quotes from songs, friends, family members, movies, novels, poems, etc.
- Important: Do not use any Webster’s Dictionary Definitions, define terms or provide information your audience already knows.
BELOW I ATTACHED MY PREVIOUS DISCUSSION POST ABOUT THE TOPIC I WILL BE ARGUING ABOUT, READ BEFORE STARTING