Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Argumentative Essay Instructions
Write an Argumentative essay of no fewer than 500 words (250 for the rough draft) on one of the topics from the list provided below:
I- Type of essay: Argumentative
II-Select one of the following topics:
- Cigarette Smoking Should Be Banned.
- Should English Be the Official Language of the United States?
- Do You Support or Oppose the Death Penalty?
- All Zoos Should Be Closed.
- Should the Alcohol Drinking Age Be Increased or Decreased?
- Is Greater Gun Control a Good Idea?
III- The essay should have a minimum of five (5) paragraphs and no fewer than 500 words.
IV- The thesis statement must mention 2 points to support your claim. You must underline it.
V- The essay must have a counterargument paragraph.
VI- Format: APA 7th edition (use the attached template) Only 3 headings will be needed: Title, Counterargument, and Conclusion.
VII- Support your evidence with at least 3 credible sources. Do NOT use Wikipedia as a source.
VIII- Include at least an in-text citation per paragraph, not including the Conclusion.
IX- Rough draft due date: Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 pm
X- Final draft due date: Sunday, August 14 at 11:59 pm
XI- Do not attach pictures or decorations of any kind (no bullets, or numbers). Please do not change the title (use the same topics I suggested)
XII- Entries on the References page should be alphabetized.
XIII- I will only accept UP TO 20% of similarities.