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Argumentative Essay

Write a 6-10 page argumentative research project on one of the listed controversial topics

  • Begin with an introduction that provides background information on your issue--end with a clear thesis statement that establishes your pro or con position.
  • Your first paragraph should include 3 opposing viewpoints.
  • The rest of your paper should refute these arguments as well as present arguments for your own position.
  • Present 5-15 facts found through research (with citations).

Work Cited: 5 to 10 sources

Recommended sources:

  • books or ebooks
  • popular articles (magazine or newspaper)
  • scholarly journal articles

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