Write an argumentative essay (no less than five pages in length) either for or against homeschooling.

Case Assignment

Note: The Module 3 ALP should be completed before you begin this Module 3 Case.

After reading/viewing all background materials for Module 3 and the two sources below, write a well-organized and well-supported essay, in which either for or against homeschooling.

Martin, M. (2013, August 6). Parents on the pros and cons of homeschooling. Retrieved February 23, 2016, from http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209512313/parents-on-the-pros-and-cons-of-homeschooling

Fidel, R. (2010, May 13). When it comes to schooling, there’s no place like home. Retrieved February 23, 2016, from http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/when-it-comes-to-schooling-theres-no-place-like-home-20100513-v1cw.html

A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief background on the topic or situation. In this case, it would be brief summary on homeschooling. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be a statement affirming the paper’s stance for or against homeschooling.

A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the paper. Will you have one or two paragraphs for each supporting point? Will you divide the body of your paper into four or more paragraphs, one for each point? In any case, each body paragraph must support (explain) your reasoning (rationale) using specific details. Each body paragraph must have a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph, which in this case would be each supporting point.

This essay must include no fewer than SIX citations from the two sources above. Citations are to be a combination of direct quotations and paraphrased quotations with or without the author’s name. Quoting from the videos above may be only in addition to your two selected sources and field source.

The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world. In this case, where do we go from here?

The essay must also include a Reference List that includes the two sources quoted in the essay.

Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the Module 3 Case expectations and the Trident University General Education rubric for English.

Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.

The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay, nor is the passive “you.” In place of “you,” “one” may be used.

Assignment Expectations

  • Write an argumentative essay (no less than five pages in length) either for or against homeschooling.
  • Include an introductory paragraph with thesis statement.
  • Include body paragraphs (each with a topic sentence that states the point of the paragraph) that support the thesis through examples and details.
  • Include a conclusion that summarizes the main points of the essay.
  • Include no less than six citations in APA format taken from the two assigned sources.
  • Include a Reference List including the two sources used in the essay.
  • Proofread your essay for errors in grammar, diction (word choice), punctuation, and spelling.


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