Why should some juveniles be tried as adults while in prison

    A. Assignment Guidelines
    DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.

    1. Argumentative Thesis Statement
    Have you included a thesis in your introduction that takes a clear, specific position on one side of a debatable issue?
    2. Argument Development
    Are all of the details relevant to the purpose of your essay?
    Is the argument supported using rhetorical appeals and source material?
    I If not, which details do you need to add or remove?
    3. Research
    Have you cited outside sources effectively using quotation, summary, or paraphrase techniques?
    Are the sources incorporated smoothly, providing the reader with signal phrases and context for the source information?
    Have you referenced a range of at least 7 credible sources?
    Have you properly cited your sources according to APA style guidelines?
    Have you included an APA style reference page below your essay?
    4. Reflection
    Have you answered all reflection questions thoughtfully and included insights, observations, and/or examples in all responses?
    Are your answers included on a separate page below the main assignment?
    B. Reflection
    DIRECTIONS: Below your assignment, include answers to all of the following reflection questions.

    Provide one example of a place where you have used rhetorical appeals or source material to support your argument. How does this enhance your essay? (2-3 sentences)
    Touchstone 4 is a revision of this draft. What kind of feedback would be helpful for you as you revise? Are there parts of your draft that youre uncertain of? (3-4 sentences)

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