Draft 2.1. The researched argument. Draft 2.1. Follow the outline: Introduction Body paragraph 1 (reason 1) Body paragraph 2 (reason 2) Body paragraph 3 (reason 3) Counterargument Rebuttal Conclusion. Thesis statements: . Should not pose rhetorical questions
The researched argument
Has the student focused his or her argument on a narrow topic? Is the essay argumentative rather than informative?
Has the student considered the contexts of the articles which he or she quotes? Has the student discussed any assumptions which he or she makes about the topic as well as the assumptions which the articles make?
Has the student presented sources effectively to support his or her points? Are the sources scholarly? Has the student cited these sources correctly? Is the Works Cited list formatted correctly? Has the student cited all of the sources listed in the Works Cited?