Prepare a five page, typed (double-spaced) argumentative paper. The paper will argue a clear thesis in response to the research question selected from the list of topics approved by the instructor. In the process of arguing the thesis, all counter-arguments should be systematically refuted using reasoning and the evidence collected through research.
The paper’s cover page must include the paper’s title, student’s name, and the professor’s name. The paper should use Times New Roman # 12 font and use one inch margins on all sides of each page.
All sources used must be cited using separate End Notes and References pages at the end of the paper. Any reputable numerical citation End Note format is acceptable for documenting sources. * Parenthetical citation formats are not acceptable, and, if utilized, will result in a zero for the assignment.
*An End Notes Page is required. It must include all citations of sources quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper.
*A References Page is required. It must include a list of all sources used in the paper in alphabetical order by the authors’ last names.
A minimum of ten (10) sources must be utilized and cited on the references page. The quality of sources is critical. At least one good source book on your subject should be cited. At least one reputable academic journal article should be cited. At least three government documents should be cited, as well. Newspaper articles are acceptable, provided the paper does not significantly rely on them for information.
Books – At least one (preferably more than one) selected academic book written recently (last 5 – 10 years) must be cited.
Academic Journal Articles – At least one (Example: American Political Science Review) must be cited.
Government Documents – All pages at official government web sites count.)
(Example: The Budget of the United States Government can be found at the U.S. Department of Treasury web site.)
Students are encouraged to use the internet for academic research. However, the following standards of documentation apply:
All of the bibliographic information (Author, Publisher, Date Published, Etc.) expected for any other non-internet source is necessary to be cited. In addition, the entire website address should be cited at the end of the citation. If you only submit a website address for a source it will not be counted as a legitimate source.
topic: Should President Biden commit U.S. military forces to Afghanistan to retrieve all remaining Americans from the country?