Assignment: Argumentative Research Paper

Your assignment is to write a 6 – 8 page Argumentative Research Paper on a topic of your choice. The paper must:

•    Take a stand on an issue
•    Use logic, evidence, and effective writing to make an argument for your stand
•    Use logic, evidence, and effective writing to counter opposing views
•    Use 5-7 legitimate sources effectively
•    Cite sources using MLA style
•    Avoid the most common logical fallacies
•    Contain fewer then seven spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors

11/19        Understanding the assignment.

11/23        Preliminary topics researched. Possible thesis statements developed .

11/28        Research on thesis conducted. Thesis refined. Sourced gathered from books,   magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

12/01        Assignment 29: (10 points) Typed thesis statement, plus three to five sources typed in MLA style (based on your preliminary research). You must DROP IN DROPBOX and BRING A COPY TO CLASS. Library Research Day. Come to class first.

12/03       Assignment 30: (10 points) Detailed Outline. DROP IN DROPBOX and BRING A COPY TO CLASS.

12/08       Assignment 31: (20 points + 20 points) Draft One of Research Paper + Peer Review. Bring two copies to class.

12/10       Additional research conducted. Paper proofread, copy-edited. Library Research Day with in-class tutors. Come to class first.

12/11       Revision of paper completed.

12/11    Assignment 32: Final Assignment: (100 points) Draft Two of Argumentative Research Paper. DROP BOX  CLOSES AT 9 p.m.

12/14 and 12/15 Final individual conferences.

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~ by ashstephanie on November 19, 2009.

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