The topic you choose must be debatable and you must take a clear stand on one side of the issue. Your topic must also be on a small enough scale that it is appropriately narrow for a 3-5 page essay. Your essay must include a title, an introductory paragraph, which contains your argumentative thesis statement, at least three body paragraphs, which provide support for your argument and a conclusion paragraph. Research from at least two outside sources is required to provide evidence and support for your argument. Research must be cited using APA style. You must include a reference page, which lists the specific sources you used and properly cite the sources within your essay.
Also on a separate page, please answer these 4 reflection questions:
How did your purpose and audience shape the way in which you wrote your argument? (1-2 sentences)
What was the most difficult part of writing your argumentative essay? (2-3 sentences)
Which appeals did you use and how do you think they strengthened your argument? (3-4 sentences)
How has your understanding of argumentative writing changed after completing this unit? (2-3 sentences)