engl105 argument essay
Write a argument essay with Rogerian argument format. Which is:
i. Introduce your overall argument topic.
ii. Give readers a broad overview. Treat it as though we already know a basic amount of knowledge about your topic.
iii. Give a short summary of each of the two sides of this topic.
iv. End with your thesis (or claim), keeping in mind this needs to be for a compromise between these two sides.
2. Side One:
i. Now, go into more detail about the strongest, main reasons given by one side of your topic.
ii. You will have at least one source quoted in this section of your essay.
iii. You are required to have one source from the Opposing Viewpoints database within this section. “The Case Against Torture”, for example, is the type of source you’ll want to find.
3. Side Two:
i. Go into detail about the other side of your topic.
ii. Again, you should have at least one source quoted in this section.
iii. You are required to have a source from the Opposing Viewpoints database in this section, as well. It cannot be the same source from Side One. “The Case For Torture” would be an example of the type of source you’d want here.
4. Your Claim:
i. Make sure you are arguing for a compromise, or point of common ground, between those two sides you just explained.
ii. Find something that you could get both sides of this topic to agree on. Write as though you are persuading one audience made up of both parties. Be careful not to offend either party. Use evidence and reasoning that will persuade both of the parties.
iii. You will need at least one source in this section, as well, though it can be from any database.
iv. Make your appeals in support of your thesis by using sound, credible evidence. Use a balance of facts and opinions from a wide range of sources, such as scientific studies, expert testimonies, statistics, and personal anecdotes. Each piece of evidence used should be fully explained and clearly stated.
i. Bring the essay back to what is discussed in your introduction.
ii. Tie up loose ends.
iii. End on a thought-provoking note.