Persuasive Argument Paper
Use the topic you chose in Discussion D2.2 Choose a Topic/Thesis Statement Take a position: This is not merely a pro/con paper where you list both sides of an argument. In this paper, you will take a side. Know your position. State the opposition’s viewpoint: Because this is an argument, you must bring up the opposition’s position and do your best to establish counterarguments to refute it. Do more research: A minimum of five references is required for this paper. They must all be from different sources. Write in formal English: This is a research paper, so keep to the formal third person (avoid "I" and "You") and avoid personal anecdotes. Proofread carefully! If you are not sure of your writing skills, you may go to one of the MDC campuses to the Writing Lab where tutors are available. You may also use free online tutoring through Smartthinking.com. Go to the link under Tools and Resources (side menu) to find out about this resource. Revise, edit, and proofread. I can’t stress this enough. Format correctly according to the documentation style your professor assigns. To assure that your Microsoft Word program does not force those extra spaces on you, remember to go to Paragraph > and click on the box on the left-hand corner that reads "do not add extra spaces between like paragraphs."