Overview: Use the writing process to write an argumentative research essay of at least 5 pages to convince readers to accept your point of view (your position on an issue). As stated in The Hub, An argument is a piece of writing that takes a position on an issue, provides various types of evidence to support that position, and acknowledges and addresses valid counterarguments (512).
You must include a Works Cited page; however, the Works Cited does not count as part of the 5-page minimum.
Choose a topic that can be argued/debated and that is interesting or meaningful to you.
Research: This IS a research paper. Use a minimum of 4 credible, scholarly sources. Two (or more) of these sources must come from the CPCC online databases (like ProQuest or Opposing Viewpoints) or the CPCC library. You must include correctly cited in-text citations and a Works Cited page. You cannot use Wikipedia, Debate.org, ProCon.org, The Onion, or Daily Mail or any fake news web site.
Plagiarism: Your essay will be automatically submitted to TurnItIn to check for plagiarism. Plagiarized essays will earn a grade of 0. Please review the plagiarism policy as stated in the course syllabus.