Week 4 – Researched Argumentative Essay – Final Submission It is time to complete your final assignment for this course. Demonstrate your mastery over academic research, argumentative writing, appropriate grammar and style, and your understanding of rhetorical modes as you complete this final assignment. Final Paper Weight: 20%
Due Date: Sunday of Week 4Consider using the . Submit your paper to the OWL by Wednesday. You may also use your local campus Writing Studio.DIRECTIONSNow that you have created a thorough outline, you should continue to expand the outline into an essay format using proper APA style. Additionally, you will need to show competency in constructing a research-based argumentative piece of writing. To meet that goal, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Demonstrate critical thinking and critical analysis skills, including your use of a research based argumentation
- Write between 1,000 – 1,200 words
- Papers that do not meet at least 1,000 words are subject to a pro-rated penalty. (i.e. submitting 800 words would result in a 20% loss of grade as 20% of the paper’s word requirements were not met)
- No abstract is needed for your paper. However, an APA formatted cover page and reference list is required.
- Effectively organize your essay. Write a clear introduction, thesis statement, multiple body paragraphs supporting the thesis statement, a paragraph that develops a counterpoint, and a clear conclusion. Do not use labels or subheadings. Transition words should help the reader navigate your essay. The thesis should be the final statement (one sentence) in your introduction with supporting elements for your claim. Reminder: You are not “adopting” or copyting the argument of your sources. Please review the live sessions. The purpose of the final essay is for the student to reveal his/her position on a topic associated with the academic major.
- Note: The research should not “overshadow” the argument of the student. Your entire essay cannot be based upon a “collection” or summary of the research, as your argument would be 100% based on the sources. Again, review the live sessions for support.
- Use at least four sources.
- Using a source means quoting, paraphrasing, and/or summarizing it, including a citation each time it is being used.
- Reference each source you use in your reference list.
- You should use the following sources:
- Three peer-reviewed academic journal sources from Keiser’s e-Library
- At least one additional credible journal source, 2016-present, which may include the e-Library, or another reputable location such as Gale, InfoTrac
- Additional sources are optional. Please try not to use more than four “approved” sources.
- Contact your instructor if you are unsure as to whether a source will count towards the requirements. Again, peer-reviewed journal sources, 2016-present, are required for this essay. Review the live sessions for
- You should use 7th edition APA (No abstract is needed for APA 7 student papers).
- You should not use more than 20% of outside material. To check how much you are using, see the OWL’s sample paper submission.
- You should not sue visuals (i.e. images, charts, graphs, etc.). Use written material only.
- Your paper is due by Sunday of Week 4 at 11:59 PM. Papers submitted after 11:59 PM on Sunday of Week 4 will not be graded without prior approval by the instructor.