A Debatable Case
Assignment: Create a text that argues one side of a current and debatable topic. To accomplish a strong argumentative focus, make sure your thesis is supported by strong and clear reasons/topic sentences that demonstrate argument. Be sure to follow up your reasons with textual evidence. Choose your quotes carefully, and explain how they support your argument.For this assignment, your introduction should be your proposal – your demonstration of your knowledge of the topic/issue/problematic question. Remove the third part of the proposal, however. It doesn’t fit with the tone and focus of the essay.In the second week of drafting, make sure you have incorporated an emotional appeal. Additionally, you will need to have incorporated counter argument.Reminder: your annotated bibliography becomes your works cited page for this essay (remove the summaries from your citations), your proposal (with the exception of part 3) becomes your introduction for this paper, and your outline becomes the framework for your argument essay.Requirements:Use side A and Side B from your proposal as your introduction for this essay. It should show both sides of your debatable issue/problematic question. Be sure to separate these two sides of the debate and so that readers can easily follow your summary. Be sure that you are referencing all of your sources in this introduction (just as in the proposal).Create a one sentence thesis statement that identifies and argues your stance on your issue/problematic question. This should be located at the end of theintroduction (which is side B of your proposal).Create topic sentences that directly support your chosen thesis statement.Incorporate quotes from your academic texts in a manner that supports your topic sentence claims. You will need to have ten different sources quoted at some point in your argument. You can use as many quotes as you like, but you do need to have 10 minimum academic sources from the library quoted in the paper.Be sure to explain your quotes and not just drop them in for filler/summary.Follow the traditional paragraph structure.Each supporting paragraph must contain a supporting direct quote.A minimum of 10 different academic sources must be used in this paper (from the Library databases).Incorporate a counter argument claim that gives credit to your opposing side, but that does not confuse your focus or argument.Incorporate an emotional appeal.Create a conclusion that restates your main points from your argument.End your conclusion with something new – A call to action, food for thought, solution to a problem or rhetorical question.Format the text, quotes, and works cited page according to MLA guidelines.Include a works cited page. Be sure to list your sources alphabetically by author’s last name.Be sure to edit and proofread your material for clarity.Be sure to use an academic tone. This means you can’t use first person or contractions.Create a text that meets the 2500 word requirement.