Argument essay | English 1020 | Middle Tennessee State University

  

Research-Based Argument

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· Length: 3-5 pages· Documentation Style: MLA (See EAA chp. 22)· Required Number of Sources: minimum of 5    Using the topic you detailed in the 2nd file I’ll upload, you will formulate a thesis that states a claim regarding my topic and you will present my position/ideas about that topic.  You must support the thesis and develop your supporting ideas about it by utilizing research to back up and support your ideas. The credibility and efficacy (effectiveness) of the sources you choose will have a significant impact on the success of your argument, so it is essential that you choose your sources thoughtfully.   Be sure to note:The introduction and conclusion of each essay. Each body paragraph should serve to develop and support the claim you make in your thesis.It’s not enough to refer to a source (whether it’s via quote, summary, or paraphrase). You need to discuss the material you reference to demonstrate how it supports your ideas.  You are required to use at least 5 sources from my Annotated Bibliography · 3 journal, magazine, or newspaper articles. Go for substance here. If the “article” is only a few paragraphs, then it’s likely not detailed enough to be of real help to you. Make sure not to use an abstract (a summary of the article). You need to read the full article.· 1 Website. Make sure it is a credible one. Finding a magazine or newspaper article on the publication’s website does not count here. You should try to find a website devoted to your subject. Look for sites that end in .org, .edu, or .gov. These should offer information gathered from studies and surveys.· 1 Source of your choice. Consider published interviews with experts. Consider conducting your own interview if you have access to someone with firsthand knowledge or expertise regarding your subject. Documentaries can offer some interesting (although often contentious, or arguable) perspectives.    

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