Write a 1000 words argument essay that incorporates secondary sources to support your claim about an assigned topic.
Pick a Topic:
1- Persuade your audience that the use of alternative energy is beneficial and economical, or that the use of alternative energy is expensive and as detrimental as traditional energy sources.
2- Persuade your audience that social media provides a valuable outlet for free expression, or that social media allows users to insult, bully, and threaten others without any fear of punishment.
Use prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing to write formal, college-level essays
Distinguish among different patterns of development
Apply an appropriate pattern of development to a specific purpose and audience
Write effective thesis statements
Develop paragraphs using topic sentences, adequate detail, supporting evidence, and transitions
Employ responsible research methods to locate appropriate secondary sources
Quote, paraphrase, and summarize secondary source material correctly and appropriately
Use Modern Language Association citation and documentation style to reference secondary source material correctly and appropriately
Apply the conventions of standard written American English to produce correct, well-written essays
The purpose is twofold:
Persuade the reader to agree with the writer’s position (primary purpose).
Express the writer’s feelings about the reader taking action on the topic (secondary purpose).