|ARGUMENTATVE ESSAY--READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:
For your argumentative essay (#4), your job is to expand your research fully on an argumentative topic of your choice. You need to email me your topic, along with the research question you will answer, for approval. Please follow the deadline in the new schedule that I emailed you for your first submission. The essay must be four complete pages long and typed. You are required to incorporate three quotations throughout your composition from ProQuest or any other database from your West LA Library. The quotations should not be longer than two sentences. Include a works cited page to your essay. The FINAL project is worth 100 points.
This essay must follow MLA conventions and be 12’ font, double-spaced, Times Roman. For MLA formatting, please visit the class website and review the MLA PowerPoint http://cordovla.weebly.com/handouts-and-more.html) or the “MLA” link.
Finally, incorporate a strong thesis and make sure to develop your paragraphs fully and to include effective transitions. Points are automatically deducted if you do not include an argumentative thesis. When revising your essay, focus on counter argumentations, evidence, clarifications to your points, warrants, clarity, unity, precision, conciseness, organization, and grammar as discussed in class.
Visit and read this website completely: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Rhetoric_and_Composition/Argument
For research options:
Topics that you may select: For any topic, take a stand and make an arguable claim with sound, statistical evidence to support your position. Incorporate well thought out counter argumentation, earrants, and outside resources.
To encourage healthy eating, higher taxes should be imposed on soft drinks and junk food.
All citizens under the age of 21 should be required to pass a driving education course before receiving a license to drive.
Any student caught cheating on an examination should be automatically dismissed from college.
Government financial aid for students should be based solely on merit.
Nontraditional students should be exempted from regular class-attendance policies.
Any citizen who does not have a criminal record should be permitted to carry a concealed weapon.
What are some of the best ways to welcome and then assimilate immigrants into American life?
Should schools place more emphasis on disciplining bullies?
Does modern day communication via social networks put an end of true and sincere relationships?
Eastern Herbs and Acupuncture is Much More Effective than Western Medicine
Immigration is a Threat to the American Economy
Legalization of Medical Marijuana Poses No Threat to Society
Technology is Contributing to Obesity in American Children
The Media Has Contributed to the Rise in Anorexia and Negative Personal Esteem in Kids
Bullying in Schools is Due to the Discipline Limits Placed on Teachers
Presidents Obama's Health Reform is Not the Change We Need
Children Need Stay at Home Moms to Be Successful
Barriers Still Exist for Women in the Workforce
Child Abuse Numbers are Rising Because of the Stress Parents Face
Poor Working Conditions and Low Salaries are Destroying Public Education
Corporate Taxes Should be Increased
The Power of the Conservative Right is on the Increase
Drug Offenders Should Face Stiffer Penalties
Computers are Addictive and Harmful to Society
Cell Phones Should Not Be Banned from Schools