Argument Essay Prompts
In this assignment choose a specific issue in which two credible parties have documented the following:
Clearly opposing positions, and
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
Acknowledge a counterpoint and refute the opposing argument.
Work through the proofreading and revision stages of the writing process.
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.
Submit your final version of your Argument Essay as a single file upload.
No parts of this essay may be submitted late including the assignments leading up to the final essay.
A plagiarized essay will result in a notification to college administration.