For MA 2, students will use their previous research from SA 3 to compose an argumentative essay following the classical organization style.
MA 2: Argumentative Essay will present your position and support for that position you have been working with in this unit. It will follow the Classical model in the unit material. Furthermore, it should include:
- Strong title and attention-grabbing opening
- Debatable position/thesis
- Effective use of 3-4 sources from SA 3
- Use of basic rhetorical appeals- Logos, Ethos, and Pathos
- Transitional elements creating a coherent organization of ideas
- Appeals to the intended audience of readers who are mostly undecided on the issue or in opposition to your point of view.
- Appropriate word choice for academic assignment
- The draft must be a minimum of 5+ pages typed in MLA 9 format.
- Please note this is a minimum length requirement. Drafts that do not meet the minimum may not provide enough content to meet the criteria of the assignment and may be subject to a point reduction.
- Review Sample Essay (347-356) in LT for MLA 9 format guidelines.
- Avoid overusing first-person pronouns such as “I” and “my”. While you will definitely need them for this essay, if you can write the sentence without their use it makes a more assertive statement.
- EX: OK- I think the Supreme Court should be replaced every twelve years. Better: The Supreme Court should be replaced every twelve years.
- Do not use 2nd person pronouns “you” or “your”.
- A Works Cited page is required. It should have the three to four sources used for support in your essay. Also, make sure to include the correct URL in the Works Cited entry since I will use the hyperlink to locate your source article.
- Works Cited page is not part of the minimum page requirement.
- When MA 2 is complete, please submit it to dropbox MA 2: Argumentative Essay
Late Assignments are accepted no later than 48 hours after the original deadline.
DESIGNED TO MEET COURSE OBJECTIVES
- Use rhetorical awareness to annotate and analyze readings, identify genre conventions, select and evaluate sources, and construct their own effective texts.
- Recursively engage in writing processes including invention, drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and proofreading to standards appropriate to the rhetorical context and genre conventions.
- Select, evaluate, integrate and document support from multiple sources as appropriate for rhetorical situation and genre.
Use feedback from instructors and peers to revise, provide feedback to peers, and reflect upon and assess their own processes and products.
- Use technology to complete and enhance writing and research projects, with formatting appropriate to rhetorical situation and genre.
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