Argumentative Essay & Solo Presentation
Step 1: Preparation:
After receiving your topic & reading the supporting material (handouts), inclusiveof the critical thinking questions, and doing some background research, you willdevelop a research question.
This question should be a specic and related to the Topic and Questions forCritical Thought provided, but written in your own words.
You will then convertthis question into a thesis statement. For example: Why do people choose to bevegans?
Vegans are misguided when they reason that abstaining fromanimal products reduces global warming.Based on your specic question (which you will convert into a thesis), you willthen proceed to do more focused research.BEFORE you do your draft you MUST nd, read and make notes on your re-search articles.
Your notes will consist of important points/ideas that you maywish to paraphrase or summarize. DO NOT make word for word notes – no copy-ing! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE QUOTATIONS in your essay.
Yournotes MUST BE STAPLED to your draft essay.**IN THE LEFT SIDE COLUMN OF YOUR NOTES, WRITE UP THE CORRECTAPA CITATION AND REFERENCE FOR EACH OF YOUR SOURCES, INCLUD-ING THE HANDOUT ARTICLE.Write up BOTH the in-text citation and reference list so when you write your es-say you have both styles at hand.
Do NOT use a citation generator becausethey have a very high error rate.
In-text citation examples:
Example Beginning of sentence: Wegener and Petty (1994) argue that . .
.Example End of paragraph: …(Wegener & Petty, 1994).
Example APA Reference List:Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas.Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125