In a five page essay, argue for or against a controversial issue. Present an argument with a reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood by presenting supportive examples. The supportive examples may come from widely known opinions or from the research of one source.
The title should reflect the essay’s overall theme.
In the introductory paragraph, briefly discuss the issue, problem, or dilemma. Devise an assertion (argumentative thesis statement underlined) to clearly state your argument.
Provide supportive examples in the body paragraphs. Present your argument, opposition, and refutation. A successful argument comprises relevant detail. Be sure to acknowledge the opposing side, but give strongest merit to validate your position. Use argumentative phrases to signal where your argument is strongest. The argumentative phraseology serves to strengthen your reasoning.
Conclude by restating the argument or provide a solution in the conclusion.
Include a Works Cited list for all quotes and paraphrased ideas. Cite from only one source.
Limit this essay to five full pages of double spaced typing. Remember to utilize a thesaurus.