Writing the Argument Essay. Choose one of the following essay topics: To better prepare students for the world of work, NWACC should do three things NWACC instructors should (or should not) have reserved parking spaces An education at NWACC is (is not) worth the time and money .
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Please complete the following steps in the process of writing an essay about the topic you have chosen above:
For example, if the topic were "Benton County should no longer ban alcohol sales," you might brainstorm a list that looked like this:
local fairs and festivals, like Bikes, Blues, and BarBQ want to operate in Benton County if they could sell alcohol
Write three possible thesis statements for your organized list. Be sure each is a complete sentence, includes a controlling idea, and is specific.
Write a topic sentence and organize (and add, if necessary) at least three specific details for each paragraph group (use the checklist for writing argument paragraphs on page 177).
Organize the thesis statement along with the topic sentences and events and details you have chosen for each paragraph into an outline or plan.
Choose at type of order (time, space, or order of importance) and revise the outline or plan to reflect the ordering.
Write a first draft of the essay, paying particular attention to transitions in and between the paragraphs.
After going back and rereading your first draft for organization and clarity, proofread for grammar and spelling errors.