Create a Works Cited or References page with your three in-text sources listed correctly according to established ML or SPA conventions.

Topic:

Your goal in Essay 2 is to offer a solution to your opponents. While defending your position on your topic, you will identify a solution to the problem or issue at hand. An argument, in which only your views are presented and supported, is not an argument, since an argument has opposing views. The basic strategies for creating a full argument are called “point-by-point” argument.

The most typical strategy for integrating opponents into an argument is to think of argument as a reasoned discussion, where those with contrary views argue particular opposing “points” on an issue. Your job is to now include viewpoints contrary to your own and then respond to those points, either with agreement (concession) or disagreement (refutation).

Remember to identify the issue in your thesis and explain why your issue is important. You should also demonstrate your authority of your topic so that your reader is willing to agree with your research and interpretation of the topic.

Format: Three Pages Double Spaced

  1. Use four (4) in-text sources to help you define and support your topic. (Yes – four sources!)
  1. Create a Works Cited or References page with your three in-text sources listed correctly according to established ML or SPA conventions.

Your essay should contain the following elements:

A clear thesis statement in your introduction, outlining your topic and the main points you will discuss in the body of your essay.

For your research you must use citations for all your quotations, paraphrases, or summaries of another author’s facts and figures.

Problems you want to avoid:

Using another person’s work without giving them credit (plagiarism).

Presenting a list of facts rather than organizing material into a coherent essay.

Dealing with too many facts rather than limiting the scope of your presentation.

Format:

Your paper, appropriately titled, should be between three and four typed pages, double-spaced, in a 12-point font.  Include the word count at the top of the page. Please put your name, the title of the course and index number, and the date on the top left-hand corner of the first page.

Your title should be centered on the first page below your name, and you should begin your text three lines below your title.  Type your name in the upper right-hand corner of each page after the first page, and please number your pages.  Please use white paper, and do not use covers.

Essay Assignment #2: Address the Opposing Viewpoints and Offer a Solution for your topic from Essay 1

Essay 2 OV-1.doc

Topic:

Your goal in Essay 2 is to offer a solution to your opponents. While defending your position on your topic, you will identify a solution to the problem or issue at hand. An argument, in which only your views are presented and supported, is not an argument, since an argument has opposing views. The basic strategies for creating a full argument are called “point-by-point” argument.

The most typical strategy for integrating opponents into an argument is to think of argument as a reasoned discussion, where those with contrary views argue particular opposing “points” on an issue. Your job is to now include viewpoints contrary to your own and then respond to those points, either with agreement (concession) or disagreement (refutation).

Remember to identify the issue in your thesis and explain why your issue is important. You should also demonstrate your authority of your topic so that your reader is willing to agree with your research and interpretation of the topic.

Format: Three Pages Double Spaced

  1. Use four (4) in-text sources to help you define and support your topic. (Yes – four sources!)
  1. Create a Works Cited or References page with your three in-text sources listed correctly according to established ML or SPA conventions.

Your essay should contain the following elements:

A clear thesis statement in your introduction, outlining your topic and the main points you will discuss in the body of your essay.

For your research you must use citations for all your quotations, paraphrases, or summaries of another author’s facts and figures.

Problems you want to avoid:

Using another person’s work without giving them credit (plagiarism).

Presenting a list of facts rather than organizing material into a coherent essay.

Dealing with too many facts rather than limiting the scope of your presentation.

Format:

Your paper, appropriately titled, should be between three and four typed pages, double-spaced, in a 12-point font.  Include the word count at the top of the page. Please put your name, the title of the course and index number, and the date on the top left-hand corner of the first page.

Your title should be centered on the first page below your name, and you should begin your text three lines below your title.  Type your name in the upper right-hand corner of each page after the first page, and please number your pages.  Please use white paper, and do not use covers.

Essay Assignment #2: Address the Opposing Viewpoints and Offer a Solution for your topic from Essay 1

Essay 2 OV-1.doc

Topic:

Your goal in Essay 2 is to offer a solution to your opponents. While defending your position on your topic, you will identify a solution to the problem or issue at hand. An argument, in which only your views are presented and supported, is not an argument, since an argument has opposing views. The basic strategies for creating a full argument are called “point-by-point” argument.

The most typical strategy for integrating opponents into an argument is to think of argument as a reasoned discussion, where those with contrary views argue particular opposing “points” on an issue. Your job is to now include viewpoints contrary to your own and then respond to those points, either with agreement (concession) or disagreement (refutation).

Remember to identify the issue in your thesis and explain why your issue is important. You should also demonstrate your authority of your topic so that your reader is willing to agree with your research and interpretation of the topic.

Format: Three Pages Double Spaced

  1. Use four (4) in-text sources to help you define and support your topic. (Yes – four sources!)
  1. Create a Works Cited or References page with your three in-text sources listed correctly according to established ML or SPA conventions.

Your essay should contain the following elements:

A clear thesis statement in your introduction, outlining your topic and the main points you will discuss in the body of your essay.

For your research you must use citations for all your quotations, paraphrases, or summaries of another author’s facts and figures.

Problems you want to avoid:

Using another person’s work without giving them credit (plagiarism).

Presenting a list of facts rather than organizing material into a coherent essay.

Dealing with too many facts rather than limiting the scope of your presentation.

Format:

Your paper, appropriately titled, should be between three and four typed pages, double-spaced, in a 12-point font.  Include the word count at the top of the page. Please put your name, the title of the course and index number, and the date on the top left-hand corner of the first page.

As you are exploring your points, make sure your meaning is always clear, and remember to transition between your points. Also make sure that each source is clearly cited and put in quotation marks. We should know who the author is and where each quote begins and ends… You seem to be using a lot of sources, but you have no quotes or citations… this is plagiarism. As a general rule, for every sentence you quote in a paper, try to paraphrase or summarize a source using your own words for three sentences, so at least 75% of your paper consists of your own words. Using your own wording indicates that you understand the topic and source well. Don’t have too many quotes… you should be writing the essay – not your research! I hope that my comments will not only improve this essay, but also help make you a more efficient and effective writer. Final Grade = 90/A
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