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In this essay, you will need to consider your goal to demonstrate to reasonable people that a problem you have selected is real and significant. This paper will require some research. You will need to compile information and data to demonstrate what the problem is, and the seriousness or ramifications of ignoring the problem. As of yet, you are not offering solutions, but you do need to keep in mind that others do not share your point of view that the problem is significant or important.

Essay should be 600-1200 words. The final draft must be in 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced.

Features of Argument

Student essayists Elizabeth Bohnhorst and Therese Cherry do a good job using research to demonstrate the existence of problems. It would be helpful to review what the writers of essays in our books have done to demonstrate the problems they know are not as serious to some as they are to others. For instance, in “Crimes Against Humanity,” Ward Churchill argues that what seems to be “good, clean fun” to some might be considered a problem by others who see it as similar to the anti-Semitic writings of Julius Streicher. Also, you will notice that Dan Wilkins, in “Why We No Longer Use the ‘H’ Word,” argues that the use of the word “handicapped,” which may seem politically correct to some, has negative connotations for many people who have disabilities. Deborah Tannen’s essay “Sex, Lies, and Conversation” demonstrates that men and women have problems communicating because of their upbringing.

Your paper should not only make good use of research about your subject, but also your own writer’s voice, as Churchill’s and Wilkins’ essays demonstrate, should not be lost. Your line of reasoning should be just that: a line that makes your argument easy to follow, with no detours.Features of argument include:

1. a clear, narrow thesis that gives your readers a sense of why the problem is significant, and shows you have fairly approached the topic

2. sufficient and documented research

3. clear reasoning that avoids logical fallacies

4. concrete support for your points, along with counterarguments, and concessions where necessary.

NOTE: I HAVE ATTACHED THE THREE ARTICLES TO USE FOR THIS ESSAY. THE PEER REVIEW DOCUMENT WAS INCLUDED SO THAT YOU WILL SEE WHAT IS BEING LOOKED FOR IN THE ESSAY. THE CHUNK PARAGRAPH DOCUMENT IS A TEMPLATE TO SHOW YOU HOW TO WRITE A PARAGRAPH.

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