Project #67372 - Position Essay

need this revised, added info, citations in MLA format. also need more references that can only be book source, artcie or academic journals. 

HERE IS THE REQUIREMENTS:

Documented Position Essay

Argumentative

Assignment:  Write an essay on a controversial issue.  Learn more about the issue and take a position on it.  Present the issue to readers and develop an argument for the purpose of confirming, challenging, or changing your readers’ views on the issue.

 

Topic Choice: Do not choose topics that involve faith or religious views, uncontroversial facts, or personal tastes.  These topics are impossible to address adequately in this research paper. You also need to avoid gun control, death penalty, euthanasia, and abortion as topics for this paper.  These are topics that are written too often in a paper of this type.

 

Basic Features:

Focused—Prepare readers for argument

The title

Frame issue as a question

State explicitly

Brief history of debate

Provide concrete examples

Hypothetical examples

 

--Think about readers and take into account what they know

Define issue to promote position

Look at topic’s impact

 

A Clear Position—Thesis statement

Place early in essay

Restate in body

Reiterate thesis at end

 

--Arguable and appropriately qualified

Genuine cases

Not based on feelings

Plausible Reasons and Convincing Support—Give reasons

More than one reason included

Explicit

Connect reasons to position

Logic—if reasons are true/position is true

Convincing support—truth of reasons

Examples

Statistics

Authorities

Anecdotes

Anticipate Opposing Positions and Objections—Counterargue

Accommodate oppositions

Refute objections

 

 

Sources:  Use 5 or more reliable sources and cite them correctly at the end of the paper as well as within the text of the essay.  No more than 2 can be internet cites, but try to use a variation of sources: One or two journal or magazine articles, one or two books, perhaps an interview, and one or two internet sites.  Note—library databases are considered library sources, not internet sources. Television, newspapers, films, etc. can also be used as sources, but the important thing is to find information that supports your topic.

 

Length:  Paper should be between 5-8 pages (12 point and double-spaced).

 

(Length limits do not include works cited page.)

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 04/19/2015 02:00 pm
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