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Learning Targets

 I can locate information in the database SIRS relevant to the assignment

 I can include a lead that introduces the topic or issue and captures my readers’ interest.

I can include a clear thesis or claim statement that expresses my opinion.

 I can identify evidence that supports my claim statement.

I can organize my notes to write an outline to support my claim statement.

I can include responses to readers’ concerns and counter-arguments.

 I can cite evidence that is logically organized so that it supports my opinion.

 I can write an argument paper to support my conclusion.


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Argument Paper

1.    You need to find at least two articles (one in support of your claim and one counterargument).

2.      After you have found your article that you will use for your project you must print the article. You need to save your research in your folder and email it to yourself if you have an email address.

3.      Copy and paste MLA works cited from the bottom of the page

4.      For in-text citations refer to the handout.


Argument Paper


In-text Parenthetical Citations


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