Writing and Inquiry
Overview: Use the writing process to write an argumentative research essay of at least 5 full pages to convince readers to accept your point of view (your position on an issue). As stated in The Hub, “an argument is a piece of writing that takes a position on an issue, provides various types of evidence to support that position, and acknowledges and addresses valid counterarguments” (512). You must include a works cited page; however, the works cited does not count as part of the 5-page minimum.
Topic Choose a topic that can be argued/debated and that is interesting or meaningful to you.
Choice Consider controversial topics which may affect us locally or a current international/ global
topic that you are very interested and invested in. This is your culminating assignment for your college writing course; your topic will directly reflect your ability to think critically. Students will need need 3 supporting points for their argument and at least one counterargument. Each needs at least one source to support it.
Research: This IS a research paper. Use a minimum of 4 credible, scholarly sources. Two (or more) of these sources must come from the CPCC online databases (like ProQuest or Opposing Viewpoints) or the CPCC library. You must include correctly cited in-text citations and a Works Cited page. You cannot use Wikipedia, Debate.org, ProCon.org, The Onion, or Daily Mail or any fake news web site.
Plagiarism: Your essay will be automatically submitted to TurnItIn to check for plagiarism. Plagiarized essays will earn a grade of 0. Please review the plagiarism policy as stated in the course syllabus.
Length: The essay must be 5 full pages minimum, no more than 7 pages. Works Cited will be on page 6.
Format: Use Arial 12 pt font, MLA 8 format for title, heading, citations, and the works cited page. Your works cited page must be included but does NOT count as part of the 5-page minimum.
Word Choice: Use Third Person Point of View and a formal tone. Avoid using, slang, informal language,
and contractions. Include persuasive words such as should/should not, must, will, can, need to, etc. Do not use first person (I, me, my) or second person (you, your) pronouns
Assessment: Your essay should showcase all that you have learned thus far in ENG 111.
Grading: The final essay is worth 25% of final grade.
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