Argumentative Essay Instructions
Write an Argumentative essay of no fewer than 500 words (250 for the rough draft) on one of the topics from the list provided below:
I- Type of essay: Argumentative
II-Select one of the following topics:
- Cigarette Smoking Should Be Banned.
- Should English Be the Official Language of the United States?
- Do You Support or Oppose the Death Penalty?
- All Zoos Should Be Closed.
- Should the Alcohol Drinking Age Be Increased or Decreased?
- Is Greater Gun Control a Good Idea?
III- The essay should have a minimum of five (5) paragraphs and no fewer than 500 words.
IV- The thesis statement must mention 2 points to support your claim. You must underline it.
V- The essay must have a counterargument paragraph.
VI- Format: APA 7th edition (use the attached template) Only 3 headings will be needed: Title, Counterargument, and Conclusion.
VII- Support your evidence with at least 3 credible sources. Do NOT use Wikipedia as a source.
VIII- Include at least an in-text citation per paragraph, not including the Conclusion.
IX- Rough draft due date: Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 pm
X- Final draft due date: Sunday, August 14 at 11:59 pm
XI- Do not attach pictures or decorations of any kind (no bullets, or numbers). Please do not change the title (use the same topics I suggested)
XII- Entries on the References page should be alphabetized.
XIII- I will only accept UP TO 20% of similarities.