The purpose of this assignment is enable you to formulate into writing your perspective on the research topic that you chose at the beginning of this module. Refer to the Overview of the Argument Research Essay for specific details on the content of the essay.
In previous assignments, you have read, viewed, researched and discussed materials related to your chosen topic. Now you will develop an 800 plus word argument research essay on your topic. Your essay will include a clear thesis and well developed key ideas with topic sentences and supporting examples. The essay will also follow the conventional organization of the three elements of introduction, body and conclusion.
Introduction: A good introduction needs to get your reader interested in your topic, provide relevant background information for that topic and, in a thesis statement, state the main points that support your claim (stance) about the topic. Your thesis should be the last sentence in the introduction paragraph.
Body: Write a minimum of three support paragraphs. As this is an extended research essay, each main idea may need to be developed into more than one body paragraph. You must also include Counterargument and Refutation within the body of your essay. Your supporting paragraphs must have clear and relevant details, must be well-researched (with good, credible sources and accurate documentation), and must be well-presented and persuasive.
Conclusion: A good conclusion needs to summarize the argument (reiterate the thesis and summarize the body of the essay) and to explain new understanding.
Works Cited: You must cite from at least FIVE sources including at least one perspective that differs from yours. The citations should be on a separate Works Cited page at the end of the essay