Read/review the following resources for this activity:
This week, all the hard work you have done in researching your topic and issue will come to fruition in your argumentative paper. Once you feel you have got the final draft, try to put the paper aside, even for a few hours, and then read it again.
Edit your paper – look for wordiness, repetition, vagueness, ambiguities. Check the organization of the paper as a whole; make sure each paragraph maintains focus. After you are satisfied that the content of your paper is good, carefully proofread it and correct mechanical errors.
Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:
|Week 1||Topic Selection|
|Week 3||Issue Review (both sides)|
|Week 5||Thesis & Annotated Bibliography (both sides)|
|Week 7||Argumentative Paper|
This week, you will complete your argumentative paper. Following the directions in assigned textbook reading on how write an argumentative essay on the issue you chose in Week 1. Be sure your essay contains the following:
As you do your research, it is permissible to change your sources. Also, because of the recency and relevance of these issues, no sources older than 5 years should be used other than as historical information. Critical thinkers do the research first and then side with the preponderance of evidence. You might want to follow that principle.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
This activity will be graded using the W7 Course Project Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday