Read Chapter 16: Argument Essays
Read Chapter 20: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Write an Argument Essay.
Prompt: Choose ONE of the following topics for your essay:
1. When is military force justified?
2. Should parents be held responsible for the crimes of their children?
3. Should academic achievement be a primary concern for college admission?
4.Should YouTube comments be regulated?
5. Should countries drill for oil in protected areas to reduce gas prices?
You must choose one the essay options that I have provided for this assignment. If you submit an essay that does not respond to one of the prompts, your essay will not be accepted as an appropriate response to this writing assignment; instead, you will be asked to write another essay that does respond to the prompt you were assigned.
Please note: The required word length for the final draft of this essay is 500-750 words.
Research Requirement : As you read the chapter readings, note how the authors use researched material to support their arguments. To successfully complete your persuasive essay assignment, you must incorporate at least two sources (either credible online sources or library resources) within your work to support and advance your claims . DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA. Any Persuasive Essay Final Draft that does not incorporate research from at least two “outside” sources (sources other than your course textbook) will receive a failing grade . Use the knowledge you gained from completing last week’s research and citation exercises to help you develop your essay.
Be sure to reference your Lectures – Week Six folder for helpful information on writing argumentation.