Written Persuasive Appeal
What to include in your paper: Structure your paper in an organized manner so that there is an introduction, body, and conclusion.
- In the introduction paragraph of your paper, make sure to clearly state your thesis/claim. Your thesis should be specific (e.g., if you were arguing for the legalization of euthanasia, are you arguing that it should be legalized under all circumstances or just certain circumstances?).
- In the body of your paper, provide 3 arguments to support your thesis. Each of your 3 arguments should be presented in its own paragraph, incorporate compelling evidence, and recognize and refute potential opposing viewpoints.
- In the conclusion paragraph, summarize your thesis/claim and your supporting arguments. In addition, go beyond these points by providing implications about your argument. What is your call to action â€“ in other words, what should your audience do now or in the future?
Format: Your 2-3 page paper should be typed and double-spaced, use 12-point Times New Roman font, have 1â€ margins, and include a cover page, reference page, and in-text citations
References: You must use at least 6 references to support your argument/claim. All references must be cited both in-text and in the References section of your paper. Your citations and References must match the template provided to you in your Written Persuasive Appeal folder on eCampus. Examples of acceptable references include videos, blog posts, online newspapers, journal articles, and books. Wikipedia and the dictionary are not acceptable references for this paper.
Paper Topics: You must create and support an argument/claim based on ONE of the following topics.
Should presidential elections continue to be decided by the Electoral College?
Should reproductive rights be legislated in the United States?
Should college athletes be paid?
Should scientists and engineers continue to pursue artificial intelligence?