An essay, with a minimum of six full pages and a maximum of eight pages (not including Works Cited), in proper MLA Eighth Edition format. You will use argumentation skills discussed in class to posit a claim regarding a real-world issue, and provide strong support for that position. In order to do this, you will need a minimum of eight reliable sources, most of which should be available through the Palm Beach State College library, and should be a blend of journal articles, books, documentaries, and/or interview transcripts. Because you must provide not only a Works Cited page but internal documentation, as you research, you must track not only the sources upon which you rely but the page numbers where you found the specific information where appropriate.
Things to be aware of as you write (don’t worry; we will cover them in class):
• Your paper should follow the “Claim, Data, Warrant” format within each paragraph, and include a refutation of potential counterarguments.
• You want to avoid fallacies of argument, and to be certain to connect the data you present with the argument you are making.
• You want to make strong statements, but remain formal in tone and minimize language that implies ideological bias regarding your topic. (To that end, limit yourself to the third person point-of-view—do not use pronouns that make assumptions about the reader.) • Most importantly, edit your paper carefully to be sure you are clear and concise. Do not add extraneous words and sentences, or repeat yourself unnecessarily, simply to fill up space. If what you have written is not easily understood by others, it is not clear. If it takes you two full pages to state what could easily be conveyed in a single paragraph, it is not concise. If you are clear and concise, and find yourself well short of the required length, you need more ideas, not more words.
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