In week three, you composed a plan for your persuasive essay. Remember the instructions from week three: This assignment is based on research. It is not simply an expression of your opinion. A persuasive essay requires you to investigate a topic by conducting research, evaluating evidence; and establishing a position based on what you have learned. Each claim in your thesis should be supported by reliable evidence. The goal is to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view using sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, using examples, and quoting experts.
The Final essay should include a thesis statement, a clear position on the chosen topic, acknowledgment of the opposing view, clear purpose and direction, and an effective conclusion.
The revised essay should be error-free and consistent in tone, point of view, and verb tense.
Three reliable sources are required to support your position.
Reliable sources include Google scholar and others approved by your instructor.
See the Revision Worksheet and Rubric for guidance and assessment of your work.
Choose one of the following Writing Suggestions or you may choose a topic relevant to your career or studies:
1. IMMIGRATION: Should the U.S. offer a path to citizenship/legal residency for illegal immigrants?
2. MINIMUM WAGE: Should the minimum wage be raised from its current $7.25 per hour?
3. ENVIRONMENT: Should the US support initiatives that restrict carbon emissions (or carbon pollution)?
1000 words (minimum) persuasive essay
Minimum of three sources with in-text citations
Microsoft word document in APA format including title page, reference page.
The paper is double-spaced in Times New Roman, size 12, and has no extra spaces between the paragraphs.
The paper uses one-inch margins and half-inch indentions for the beginning of paragraphs. You can set this up in Microsoft Word to automatically default to these settings for your paper.
Paper should include title page, body text and reference page.