Project #37416 - College Research Paper

COMPOSITION 2: AN ADVOCACY COMPOSITION & ORAL-VISUAL PRESENTATION

Argument & Research

I.           Overview

Like Composition I, this will become a multi-modal composition that uses various rhetorical positions to address and make arguments. This one, however, is a bit different from the first in that over the course of these next few weeks, as you research and evaluate various sources, and as you draft, craft and organize your thoughts and evidence, you will at some point have to make a decision to advocate for one or more specific solutions to a significant and current political/social/cultural problem. In other words, your arguments for advocating such solutions and the analytical reasons you provide for why you have chosen these solutions will together, after weeks and weeks of diligent engagement, become a richly-textured thesis statement.

 

When we think of the act of advocating and when we imagine a person or an organization who is an advocate for a cause, we think of strongly held opinions delivered with intensity from a rhetorical position that appears unshakable, deeply confident in the ethical rightness of its arguments and the accuracy of its knowledge. If we look at advocacy in such ways, we can understand why it takes time to become a convincing advocate, and that advocacy, even when it is delivered in the form of a thesis-driven composition, is a variety of argumentation that can be quite different from the balanced arguments we often think of as academic writing even if it is as rigorous in its presentation of evidence. This is not to say that academic writers are not advocates. They are, and over the course of this project, you will become such an advocate—one who uses academic research and methods to deliver persuasive arguments convincingly to a public of one’s peers. Academic writers in many disciplines often write with the purpose of advocating for solutions to political/social/cultural/environmental problems. When they do so, they are expected to consider and present positions that run against theirs in various ways—call them counter arguments—in order to meet the expectations of their academic audience. They must demonstrate their mastery of established arguments and knowledge in an area of discourse and recognize the legitimacy of other perspectives, even if the author seeks ultimately to dismiss them.

 

In the realm of public advocacy, arguments and persuasion can look, feel, and sound quite different. Public advocates deliver strong and impassioned arguments by undermining counter arguments without necessarily considering their virtues. They do so by choice and with knowledge about the various perspectives and pieces of evidence that may potentially undermine their case. When putting forth arguments in academic or public settings, the most convincing advocates do not simply put forward solutions without first comprehending the informed debates in which these solutions are situated. Rather, successful advocates draw from a deep well of knowledge when carefully selecting the evidence and rhetorical appeals that will make their case about how to address the profound social problems they put before their audiences. This assignment challenges you to become that strong advocate, one who delivers convincing solutions to a current and pressing political/social/cultural problem. You cannot, in all likelihood, be this advocate at the beginning of the project. You will need to spend time researching and evaluating sources; you will need to explore various arguments and perspectives as you write proposals and drafts. At some point, however, after deepening your knowledge and maybe even after writing a full draft or two, you will need to choose a position to advocate.

 II.        Sources & Citations

You should use at least 10 sources, beyond the sources you’ve been assigned in class or used in your first essay. Use the MLA system for citing your sources.

The sources should be scholarly sources used from JSTOR, GOOGLE SCHOLAR or A University search engine that i will provide you after assigning the project 

It is a 2500 words minimum research essay based of my previous essay that i will provide you

This is my professors feedback on my recent advocacy proposal that i will also attach below

It sounds like you’ve done some really good pre-research about the types of solutions that may be needed to help Thailand lower rates of prostitution and sex trafficking. What you need to do now is find a specific, real-world (as in already exists) solution posited by an advocacy group, think tank, politician, legal body, etc. that will systematically eliminate (or attempt to) the causes of sex trafficking you talked about in your first composition. You’ll want to focus on something powerful yet not to broad, such as a law that has yet to be enacted or a group that has a record of promoting the rights and interests of women trafficked from Thailand. From there you want to connect the work they do and with specific causes of your problem. Does this make sense? Let me know if you have any questions

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 08/10/2014 12:00 pm
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