Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Pretend you are explaining your topic and the opinion you have about it to a friend. Write a short paragraph explaining why your friend should accept your point-of-view. Make sure to give your buddy an overview of the topic and explain a bit of background information about your topic before you hit him or her with your position.
Or Respond to the following questions in a minimum of 175 words:
- What is the role of the thesis statement in an argument paper, and what are the essential elements of a good thesis statement?
- What is the role of topic sentences?
- Why are a strong thesis statement and topic sentences important to the strength of an argument?
- Support for your thesis statement and topic sentences should come from academic sources. What are some criteria that indicate whether a source is academic and reliable or trustworthy?