Paper 4 Assignment: Argument Research Essay Here is the list of topics. You had
Paper 4 Assignment: Argument Research Essay
Here is the list of topics. You had previously brainstormed ideas and created a discussion based on your topic.
Are immigrant detention centers fair and effective?
needs to reflect my opinion as follows. *** My belief is no they are not. they are understaffed and does not fix the illegal immigration issue. detention centers are making those that bid for the contracts rich, in my opinion ***
Your assignment is to write an argumentative essay in which you take a position on one of the topics provided above. Your essay must utilize the Classical Argument structure and effectively use each of the rhetorical appeals. In order to convince your audience, you must provide sufficient reasons and evidence for your position. You must give more than your opinion—you must offer logical arguments to support your points. Your points must be supported by researched evidence from at least five credible sources. You must consider audiences who may support your point of view and those who may oppose your position. It is your responsibility to convince those audiences to side with your claim.
When conducting research, it is important that you do not provide so much research that it drowns your paper. A good rule of thumb to use is the 80/20 rule–80 percent of your paper should be your ideas and your support, and 20 percent comes from the sources. Use the following information and the Classical Argument structure note provided in Module 13 to organize your ideas:
1. The paper will have a strong title.
2. Introductory paragraph: The first paragraph of your essay should outline the topic, provide background information necessary to understand your argument, and state your thesis. Your thesis statement is a concise, one-sentence summary of your main point and claim.
3. Body paragraphs: An argument paper’s body comprises three or more paragraphs that explain the reasons why you support your thesis. Each body paragraph should cover a different reason. You must include a topic sentence for every paragraph that clearly and concisely explains why the reader should agree with your position. Body paragraphs are where you back up your claims with examples, research, statistics, studies, and text citations. You must provide commentary explaining how your evidence supports your reason and your claim.
4. Counterarguments: Address opposing points of view and disprove them or explain why you disagree with them. These should be two separate paragraphs.
5. Conclusion: The concluding paragraph reminds your audience of your claim and summarizes all of the arguments made in your body paragraphs. Do not introduce new facts or more arguments. A good conclusion will appeal to an audience’s emotions. When complete, your paper will have an introduction, at least three body paragraphs, two counterclaim paragraphs, and a conclusion, for a total of at least seven paragraph.
The paper will be formatted in APA, including
Double-spacing (with no extra spaces between paragraphs; set Before and After to zero).
12-point Times New Roman font
A title page with the title of your paper, your name, the course, and the instructor’s name (this is separate from the four-page writing requirement)
A header ½ inch from the top of the page with your title and the page number
A centered title on the first page
A reference page including all the sources used in the essay
Paper 4 will be a minimum of four full pages in length (not three pages and some writing on page 4).
Paper 4 is worth 105 points
15 of those points are from the rough draft
90 of those points are from the final draft
The rough draft is a completed draft that addresses the prompt. If it is shorter than the minimum, it will lose points accordingly. Though your instructor will comment briefly on the draft, you are strongly encouraged to use the tutoring resources available to you to help you revise your rough draft.
The final draft will be graded according to this rubric