This is the book:
Sixth Edition ©2013
Everything's an Argument with Readings
Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University) , John J. Ruszkiewicz (The University of Texas at Austin) , Keith Walters (Portland State University)
- ISBN-10: 1-4576-0604-6
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-0604-5
- For this essay you will be writing in the field of Social Science to write a classical argument essay by taking a definitive position in response to the question: "What Are You Working for?" chapter 26 pp. 816-884.
- essay should be at least 3 full pages, Times New Roman, 12 pt, APA format, and double spaced
- utilize at least 3 sources from Ch. 26 and cite appropriately
Your thesis can be an evaluation of work, a proposal, or any of the six types of claims. Don't simply respond in narrative form to what you are working for. Consider an argument that might read "Most Americans entering the workforce today are working for insufficient compensation because the cost of their educations does not equal the reward, the wealthy continue to take bigger and bigger slices of the pie, and good paying jobs are not to be found.
Your support (A, B, and C) can come from a variety of avenues. However, you must utilize support from at least three of the essays in Ch. 26 in addition to any personal experience, observation, or other empirical evidence.
- You must make one moral argument (see instructor notes: Ethical Systems.doc )
- Your refutation section of the essay must identify and address your opposition
See specific guidelines here: Classical Argument Essay.docx or Classical Argument Essay.rtf and the grading rubric: Classical Argument Rubric.docx
See also two sample essays (try to model the structure of your essay similar to these two examples): Sample Classical Argument Essay.docx or Brilliant Classical Argument Essay.docx