In a persuasive essay, with an introduction, approx. four body paragraphs, an opposition paragraph, a rebuttal paragraph, and a conclusion, please assert your position regarding the following question: what are the most effective ways for someone to take a stand for something they believe in? Your answer to this question will be your thesis statement.
In the topic for your thesis, be sure to note what kind of action can help someone to take a stand, and in your reasoning, state how this action enables them to take a stand. Within argumentation, we must remember that there are always opposing points of view, and we’ll need to address this within the essay.
Your answer to this question (your thesis) needs to be arguable, so it is important to consider what the opposition may say against it. Please extract quoted material or paraphrase examples from at least two of the following Unit 2 materials:
Thesis Statement is due Thursday, 3/4 by 11:59pm
Essay Outline is due Monday, 3/8 by 11:59pm
Rough draft is due Thursday, 3/11 by 11:59pm
Peer Reviews due Monday, 3/15 by 11:59pm
Final Draft is due Thursday, 3/18 by 11:59pm
Begin your project by doing some background reading on your topic. Preliminary reading helps you:
Here are some reference books and specialized encyclopedias that are contained in the Gale and EBSCO eBook databases.
Find sources on the topics that you identified in Step 1.