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Assignment | Argument Essay (Weatherly): Getting Started

ENGL 1301 | Prof. S. Weatherly (Spring 2023)

English

Essay Assignment

OVERVIEW

This argument essay requires that you not only inform, but persuade a reasonable audience to agree with a specific claim that you are making about your issue and to motivate action.  You are making an argument in this paper, but beyond that you are seeking to persuade an audience to act on the argument you make.  This paper will be more challenging because, it requires that you “state your position unequivocally and make it appear reasonable – which requires that you offer evidence and defend against logical objections” (Behrens and Rosen 82).

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