April 4th , 2012. Argument and Support. The Purposes of Arguing. To win To convince To explore or reach a decision To change yourself. Creating an Arguable Thesis.
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Objective: To practice locating and evaluating sources and then integrating those sources into a researched argument.
Description: To complete this assignment, write an argument using the strategies and structures described in your textbook and the handbook. The argument should have an identifiable thesis, lines of argument, logical support, ethical and emotional appeals (if applicable), and consideration of alternative views.
You should use 6 sources from the TTU library or library databases as specified by your instructor for this assignment. Your essay should be 1500 words in length, not including the list of works cited. Please use MLA format (see Ch. 16 of your handbook) for in-text citations and your list of works cited.