Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: pp. 69-81
- Week 3 Assignment
- Link (Word doc): Con-Paper Template
- Minimum of 3 academic articles (from the Week 3 Assignment)
Apply the following writing resources to your posts:
- Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)
- Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)
For this assignment, complete the following:
- Review the Toulmin-model outline (Week 2 Lesson) and your completed Week 3 Assignment (Con-Position Proposal). Assess any feedback provided by the professor and/or your peers.
- Compose a position paper representing the con side of your new topic. (See the Con-Paper Template). The paper should include approximately 6 developed paragraphs:
- Introduction (with thesis statement)
- Context paragraph
- 3 body paragraphs (focusing on 3 cons)
- Apply a formal tone appropriate for academic audiences, maintaining an objective 3rd person point of view – no 1st person (I, me, my, we, our, us, mine) or 2nd person (you, your). Avoid contractions, clichés, and slang terminology.
- Use the provided template to assist in formatting the title page and document.
- Incorporate at least 3 scholarly sources into the paper. Cite all sources in APA format, both parenthetically and on a reference page.
- Before submission, proofread and edit carefully for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Not every error will be flagged automatically in word-processing programs, and some that are flagged as errors are actually correct.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 2-3 pages (not including the title or reference pages)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page (minimum of 3 academic articles)