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ENGL 1101 with Andrea Hudson-Tomblin: Assignment Specifics

Argument Essay Prompts 

In this assignment choose a specific issue in which two credible parties have documented the following: 

  • Clearly opposing positions, and 

  • Clear agendas. 

Choose the position you agree with and argue that position using: 

  • Three separate lines of reasoning to support your position 

  • Research to support each line of reasoning (example, testimony, and fact/data, or any combination) that supports your position 

  • Research about the opposing position’s views 

  • Presentation of the opposing views, along with lines of reasoning to refute them 

  • You will avoid all topics on abortion, suicide, death penalty, or gun control 


Assignment Instructions 

  1. Acknowledge a counterpoint and refute the opposing argument. 

  1. Work through the proofreading and revision stages of the writing process. 

  1. Create a final version of your Argument Essay according to the following. Papers submitted that do not meet the requirements will be returned to you ungraded. 

  • Minimum of 4 typed, double-spaced pages , Times New Roman(or a conservative font), 12 pt font size (not including the Works Cited page) 

  • Minimum of 3 credible outside sources formatted on a source page (MLA, Works Cited) 

  • MLA formatting --see the OWL. Purdue website 

  • Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file with your first and last name in the file name. 

  1. Submit your final version of your Argument Essay as a single file upload. 

  1. No parts of this essay may be submitted late including the assignments leading up to the final essay. 

  1. A plagiarized essay will result in a notification to college administration.