Argumentative Research Essay

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Once there, please select the following video sections: Research Process and Choosing a Topic Section and the Reference and Searching Techniques Section.

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Issue Selection and Preliminary Argument Statement

Please Note: There are  TWO parts to this assignment. Complete both parts to receive full credit for the assignment.

*Include a title page in the correct APA format.*

Label each part

Part 1 Overview:

Before you start this assignment, read the directions for the Argumentative  Research Paper—on our course site so that you are familiar with the scope of the assignment.

After you have selected your research paper topic/issue, compose a well-developed at least 250-300 words (about 1 page) paragraph identifying your topic/issue and the purpose of your research paper. Include mention of what specific points or topics you envision in your research paper and what kind of research you will still need to find. You can also include an explanation of how your thinking on your topic and purpose has or has not changed as a result of completing this assignment. Your main objective is to explain how you envision the paper coming together for you. *The use of personal I statements is perfectly fine for this part of the assignment.*


Part 2 Overview:

Formulate a preliminary thesis statement that you will use for your argumentative research paper. The thesis should indicate to the reader the side of the issue being supported. You will have time as your paper comes together to revise your thesis statement as needed.

*Avoid the use of personal I statements when drafting the thesis statement.*

*Thesis statements are not in the form of a question.*

See details of this assignment above in the Assignment Details link.

Five Sources Formatted According to APA Rules for References

The research paper must include a list of sources used in the paper. In the APA format, the list is called:  References. You should review the rules for formatting a citation for the References list, but it is not necessary for you to compose a citation from scratch. Use may a citation generator. The citation generators produce the citations for you. You plug in the information about your source and the generator gives you the citation. There are several free ones available. I recommend this citation generator: Son of Citation Machine. You can access this generator at: