Making Your Point. Writing an Effective Argumentative Essay. Thesis. Contains a clearly articulated thesis statement that is appropriate for the scope of the paper. Clearly presents and justifies one view or hypothesis while qualifying or integrating contrary views or interpretations.
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Writing an Effective Argumentative Essay
Draft 2.1: Researched Argument 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. 18 of your handbook) for in-text citations and your list of works cited.