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Assignment | Argumentative Essay (Worley): Getting Started

Spring 2022 | ENGL 1301 (Prof. S. Worley)

English

Assignment Overview

Argumentative Essay:

  • Research your topic and cite at least four sources
  • See this example of a debate on the Death Penalty: https://www.pbs.org/kqed/onenight/stories/youdecide/
  • Use a template to create your outline: see Assignment Resources below
  • Write a five-eight 5-8 paragraph argument essay supported by your SYNTHESIS of research.
  • Include a claim, reasons, evidence, counter-arguments and rebuttals.
  • Use in-text MLA style citations (author page) plus a Works Cited list.

Assignment Resources:

Argument templates to help you enter into the conversation:
Video [YouTube · 06:24 · 14,000+ views]: 

Topic Selection Tools

Picking a topic is an important step. Here are some aids to help.

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