his paper, like the others, should be 2-3 double-spaced pages (12 Font, in Word or Pages), following this basic structure:
1. INTRODUCTION: this includes a thesis statement and a lead-in for your reader, briefly explaining what you are going to do in the paper; include a mention of the relevant authors/philosophers (full name) and their relevant works (books in italics or underlined, and articles quoted).
2. EXPLANATION/BACKGROUND: this includes a clear exposition and explanation of the important arguments/views/ideas that the paper is addressing; this sets the stage for your argument for your thesis
3. ARGUMENT: this is the analytic/philosophic heart of the paper, in which you make your case for your thesis
4. SUMMARY: here you briefly review what you have done in the paper, to wrap it up for your reader.
Keep in mind that you are writing for a reader! By the time you get to the composition of your final draft, it may seem to you like the paper is getting old. But remember that it’s new to your reader. Make sure the paper is self-contained, so that your reader can follow it without having to go to sources to figure it out. Write for an intelligent person who has not taken a philosophy course. (Pick a favorite friend, for example.)
topic: Select some moral issue in your own personal life, in your household or in your local community. Explain why it is a moral issue. What would Mill say about it? Kant? Do you agree with either one? You have some leeway here to shape the paper. But be sure it has a clear shape!
Organize your papers around the given structure. Tell your reader what you will be doing in the paper and introduce the major players, in a short introduction. Take your time! This is not a research paper ~~~ no outside sources, please! Use the bright light of your own intelligence and imagination, our e-Resources and our class Discussions as your primary sources.
These papers should demonstrate the standards for solid analytical college papers, which include good grammar, clear organization utilizing paragraphs, a clearly stated thesis and an argument for that thesis. Formal footnotes aren't necessary. You may give initials of any text and page number, or e-Resource title, in parentheses *after* the sentence. I recommend that you have someone read and comment on your penultimate draft. Feel free to exchange drafts with classmates.
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