For your first paper you will be required to write an essay at least
four pages long
evaluating an argument article. Find and read a published article that makes a clear argument in
a specific topic. You may use an article from our textbook, or one you select from the library.
After reading through the article, you will write your own essay, explaining how the argument is
constructed, both in terms of organization and content. Does the author start with their thesis
clearly in the introduction, or do they wait until the conclusion to make their argument clear?
Does the author use a range of ethical, emotional, and logical evidence to support their argument,
or do they rely on one type of evidence the most? Does the author arrange their argument from
weakest to strongest evidence, and if so why do they do this? You are writing an argument on
how and why the article you read is organized and written the way it is, to persuade readers to
agree with the author’s point. You will argue how well the author succeeded at convincing you
of their goals.
Your essay needs to be clear and unified under your thesis. Make sure to include specific
evidence from the article you read, to show how and why you analyzed the article the way you
did in your essay. Make sure to review the section in your textbook on proper MLA citation for
any quotes or paraphrases you use from your outside source.
Successful papers will have:
1. A developed introductory paragraph, with a clear thesis. Must state why the article was
persuasive or not. (10 points)
2. Well-supported, unified body paragraphs with specific examples that reinforce your
thesis. Include your original thoughts on the evidence, and how it supports your thesis.
3. Analysis of how the articles organization enhances or distracts from the author’s
argument. (10 points)
4. Smoothly integrated quotes from an outside source. (5 points)
5. A conclusion that summarizes your main point, and offers a final thought about the value
of your argument. (5 points)
6. Your paper will also be thoroughly edited for sentence-level errors. If you have any
questions on sentence structure or grammar, visit the Writing Center, or see me in my
office. (5 points)
First : need this
Please upload a copy of your rough draft of your essay 1. To receive full credit your rough draft has to meet the full page length described in the essay prompt. Even if you still have many changes to make to your essay as long as you have at least the required page range, you will earn full credit for it.
Second: after the rough draft . needs to workshop
Hello class for each workshop discussion forum you will be asked to first find a classmate of your choosing from the class and partner with them to read each others rough drafts. Please post a copy of your rough draft in the message board below with your name on it. The second step is to answer the questions I have posted below for their rough drafts. You will chose one of the essays posted in the message board, read it, and answer the questions I have posted for it. Please post a copy of your answers and state your name and the name of your partner above your answers.
To receive full credit for the workshop, I have to see a copy of your workshop answers posted this discussion board. We will complete a workshop for every essay this semester, but the questions for each one will change based on each essay’s prompt. Each student to receive full credit for the workshop has to post a copy of their rough draft even if it isn’t finished, AND post answers for one other person’s rough draft. If you want to read and reply to more than one essay, you may.
WORKSHOP ESSAY 1 QUESTIONS
- What is the writer’s thesis? Quote it. Does it state the article they’ll analyze, evaluation determination if the article was fully, partially, or not persuasive and why?
- Does their introduction identify the criteria that they used to analyze the article? What are they?
- Does the writer explain what the most persuasive evidence was from the article and why?
- Are any quotes used to support the argument? Are they all properly cited?
- Which quote was most effective to support their argument? Why?
- Does the writer explain how the organization of the article makes it more persuasive or less so and why?
- Were you convinced of their argument overall? What was the strongest and weakest area of their argument? Why?
Third:Hello after reading chapters 4-6, choose one of the articles either on electoral college vs popular vote, NFL protests, or wealth inequality. Write a short response 2-3 sentences on whether you were convinced by the argument you read, and your own point of view on the subject.
Please respond to at least 2 other classmates posts.
here is the article: it will be attached by pic below
In the end the final .