Eng-Unit 2 Assignment: Building Support
As a follow up to your last DQ and selected reading (https://youtu.be/lgXqaS08ZqM), create your own claim in support or opposition of the writer’s argument. In a 1000-word essay, develop an argument in which you support your point-of-view using varied forms of evidence.
Build your essay:
Create a clear claim and conduct preliminary research, critically examining sources
Although at this stage you may not yet have all the answers to the posed problem, try to explore possible solutions
Use at least two viable external sources
Paraphrase, quote, and summarize as needed to avoid plagiarism
But maintain ownership by selectively and briefly embedding others’ views
Examine possible objections to your point of view; consider acknowledging strong points made by the opposition in at least one paragraph.
You cannot ‘see’ your opposition, so research opposing views
Use a 12-point font.
Upper left-hand corner—your name, date/unit, (title centered, if you have one), course, professor’s name
Proof carefully—paragraph development, sentence structure/boundaries, grammar/ punctuation
Essay is to be written using MLA formatLinks to an external site. (if external sources are used)
Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments.
Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.)
It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file.