Essay # 3 Guidelines
In this essay, you are taking a position (on the controversial issue you discussed in Essay # 2) and defending your position with an extended argument. To do this you will need to:
The essay will have:
When writing the paper, you will be using a lot of essay # 2 and this is permitted. However, essay # 3 should not be a mere restatement of essay # 2. It should be a convincing paper that supports and defends your position. This will require thinking and sound argumentation. Be sure to avoid the fallacies that you have learned, and to investigate the facts you incorporate, particularly when opposing sides use the same facts to make opposite claims, or make opposing claims about the same facts.
Peer Review– 800 words
Final Draft– 1000 words minimum (3-4 pages)
One inch margin, left side justified, double-spaced, 12 point font, APA format
All of what you turn in should be your own work, written specifically for this assignment. I want to see your analysis in your own words. If you include any material that comes from your sources, put it in quotes and cite the source. Don’t cut and paste from the web. If you copy anything without acknowledging it, or turn in a paper that has been turned in elsewhere, you will fail the course.
Essay # 3 Key dates
Peer Review __________(note a peer review must be done or it will affect the final essay grade)
Final draft ____________(due on Canvas and Hardcopy in class)
When submitting the hardcopy, please also submit the peer review draft.
Guidelines to a good paper:
When writing this paper, imagine that you are a lawyer and argue for one side of the issue.