Argumentative/Persuasive Essay Writing Assignment
Assignment due dates and point values:
Finished essay must be submitted to turnitin.com by 11/25 at noon for 100 possible points.
Write a 600-800 word essay in MLA format that argues an opposing viewpoint to any one of the essays we have read this term. You must re-read the essay, consider the argument the author makes, and then find your own research to document the opposing view.
Your essay must be written in formal, academic language. That means you will use a more formal vocabulary, eliminate contractions like “it’s” and “he’s.” You will not use first or second person.
You must find three sources to help support your argument. These must be credible sources accessible through Galileo. You may not use unpublished websites that are not available through Galileo. When you evaluate your sources, you must make the decision on whether or not that source is credible for your paper. Making that decision is part of the assignment.
Your paper must contain quotes and paraphrases that support your argument. These must be introduced properly in the text of your paper using attributive tags and parenthetical citations.
The last page of your paper must be a Works Cited page formatted properly in MLA format.