Read the guidelines carefully in the book. You will choose one topic from the list in the book on p.89 – 90, and then you will write TWO papers, with a thesis at the top of each paper.
First you are arguing for ONE side of an issue, and then in the next paper, you are arguing the OTHER side of the same issue.
* Be sure to use Word documents; do not use “Pages” files or Google docs.
No intro/conclusion necessary at this point, and you are not acknowledging the opposing view since each paper IS the opposing view of each other.
Although sources are not required, if you choose to include facts, information, or references to people or events, then correct MLA citations are REQUIRED. Failure to include correct and appropriate MLA in-text citations and a Works Cited List will result in a failing essay grade and could result in a charge of plagiarism.
Links: How to Cite Sources in MLA (Links to an external site.)and Sample Works Cited List (Links to an external site.)
You will write multiple drafts, which will be peer-reviewed online, and the final draft is submitted through Canvas which uses the third-party tool: Turnitin, the plagiarism detection website.
Preparing an Argument – Exploring Both Sides of an Issue
The difference between:
- a topic
- an issue
- a question at issue
- a thesis
Example of a TOPIC: drinking – by itse
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