Outline Presentation To plan and organize your final research paper you will prepare a presentation outline as a PowerPoint file that highlights the most important information regarding your proposed contemporary problem/issue(s) (related to a theme that grows out of The Dew Breaker). You will upload your slides as an “Assignments” document. You should first review my Toulmin model of argumentation example (linked in the “Course Resources” content area) to get an idea for the structure of the presentation outline. In that presentation, it provides only one example for the grounds and warrants; for your presentation you will need at least three examples. Note: While this presentation is not an essay (you should not write an essay and paste it into PowerPoint slides; this is a presentation assignment), you do need to demonstrate that you have reviewed the information available; asked questions; thought critically; created a thesis; presented initial evidence that supports your thesis; presented a counterclaim and rebuttal; and, made some conclusions about your chosen topic. The PowerPoint slides should include the following: 1. Introduction slide, which should include a very brief overview of your topic and some compelling information about the topic in order to demonstrate the topic’s importance to the reader and the author. You should also state how this topic grew from The Dew Breaker. Keep it concise. 2. Persuasive/argumentative thesis statement slide, which should include your two-part thesis statement that states your argument, e.g., Corporal punishment in Apple Valley, Vermont public secondary schools should be outlawed because it violates the human rights of students and there are better means of addressing inappropriate student behavior. (Also review in “Thesis and Claims Review” slides.) 3. Several slides showing at least three examples of grounds and warrants (e.g., one slide with grounds #1, one slide with warrant #1; next slide with grounds #2, another slide with warrant #2; and so on). Grounds = specific evidence (stats, quotes, facts found in your research), Warrant = your explanation of how the grounds support your thesis/claim). You must use parenthetical citations for all borrowed information. 4. Rebuttal slides. Separate your counterclaim and response slides. Consider and summarize an opposing viewpoint to your own in one slide (about a paragraph), and then respond to it in another slide, logically reasoning against it. Cite sources appropriately. 5. Conclusion slide, which includes statements that confirm that the thesis was proved by the evidence presented; advances new ideas related to the topic that can be explored by subsequent studies; or, makes “calls to action” as appropriate to the topic selected. 6. “Works Cited” slide for five sources at the end (you may use those from your annotated bibliography assignment if you choose), being sure to follow MLA 8 documentation rules to the absolute letter (and comma…and period…and…). o Vary the types of sources you use. o You may use books, magazines, journals, newspapers, online databases, films, professional interviews, audio recordings, letters, maps, brochures, graphs, charts, etc. o You can also use any of the articles or videos we have read/viewed in the course. • NOTE: You must include parenthetical in-text citations in you slides wherever you are incorporating outside source material such as statistics, quotations, and facts. Other than the above elements, how the PowerPoint is presented in appearance and organization is up to each individual – I encourage each student to be comprehensive in their coverage of the selected topic as well as to use images as appropriate and to not crowd too much text on any one slide. It’s usually better to use another slide, rather than crowd one slide. Submit the assignment via the link which I will make available on Brightspace in the “Assignments” content area (as all previous assignments). This assignment is worth 200 points.