THE RESEARCH PAPER WRITING ARGUMENT

THE RESEARCH PAPER WRITING ARGUMENT

THE RESEARCH PAPER WRITING ARGUMENT
Learning Objectives:
1. Define and articulate a specific issue from the argument presented. Arguing a Position/Argument reading
2. Create a persuasive argument with a clear stance on this topic (Listed below) and its impact/effect upon American society.
3. Formulate alternative means of presenting research findings.

THE PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT RESEARCH PAPER: TOPIC... "IS GOOGLE MAKING US STUPID?" (EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON LEARNING AND COMMUNICATING)... much info can be obtain from Nicolas Carr's book, "The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our Brains."... also carr's article July/August 2008 " Is Google making us Stupid?"

FORMULATING YOUR STANCE ON AN ISSUE/IPOS ABSTRACT:
Directions: Choose one issue (Listed above) and formulate a position on it - then write a ONE PAGE proposal (ABSTRACT) for your essay using the IPOS (Issue, Purpose, Obstacle, Scope) format. Section abstract in the following manner:

MLA heading
Issue: In two to four sentences, identify the issue, describe its relevance to the topic, and clearly state your position on it.
Purpose: In two to four sentences, write how you plan to persuade your audience that your point of view is valid and important.
Obstacle: Identify any potential problems or barriers that might interfere with your stated purpose. Why might your audience not go along with your position or carry out your recommendations on this issue?
Scope: Explain exactly which aspects of the issue you will and will not address in your report. Create a list of three to a dozen items that clearly identifies the points you intend to cover/not cover.

WRITING OBJECTIVES:
Using this essay as a stepping off point, you will expand upon the topic by writing a persuasive argument research paper while taking your own stance on this topic and its role/effect within contemporary American society. Impart to the readers a clear and compelling idea of what they should do with or about the facts you offer. You should persuade your audience that it has something important to learn or something that it ought to do based upon your arguing of the issue.
* Write a 4 - 6 (max) page persuasive research paper on the topic (Listed above).
* Use a minimum of 6 credible sources to support and develop your main points upon the research topic.
* Use the standard MLA style to format the paper and to document sources.....(DISREGARD THE ALTERNATIVE PRESENTATION SECTION)

 

 
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