To prepare an argument essay of 1,200 to 1,500 words that
also uses another pattern of development.
Choose one of the following:
n Persuade your employer that you deserve a raise.
n Persuade a family member that the world today is better
than it was 50 years ago. Alternatively, you may choose
the opposite stance of persuading a family member that
the world was better 50 years ago than it is today.
Patterns of Development
Argument in combination with at least one other pattern of
The purpose is twofold:
n Persuade the reader to agree with the writer’s position
n Express the writer’s feelings about the reader taking
action on the topic (secondary purpose)
As designated with topic, but write to a disagreeing audience.
(Do not write to an agreeing audience or to a neutral or
1. Applying the requirements given, work through pages 558
to the middle of 560 in the section “Generating Ideas
and Writing Your Thesis.” Skip the section titled
“Researching the Issue.” Narrow your focus appropriately
for the assigned length before attempting to
develop the essay.
2. Continue the “Guided Writing Assignment” with “Developing
Your Thesis and Making a Claim” on pages 560–565.
Incorporate at least one other pattern of development to
explain some type of support for your argument. Also use
strategies from other patterns of development as needed
to accomplish your purpose.
CAUTION: The essay requires evidence only from your
experience, not evidence from outside sources. See the
Plagiarism Policy, which will apply to any student using
3. As part of the revising and editing analysis, you must
make any necessary changes to your work to meet the
4. Prepare the final draft of the essay according to the exam
submission format from the Course Information section.
Submit only the final, polished draft for grading.
Submitting Your Assignment
To submit the assignment, follow these steps:
1. Type the assignment.
2. Save the document.
3. Go to your Student Portal.
Essays must be typed, double-spaced, using a standard 12-point font and left justification. Use 1-
inch margins at the top and bottom and 1.25-inch margins for the left and right sides of the
document. Each page must have a properly formatted header containing your name, student
number, exam number, page number, mailing address, and e-mail address (see page 6 for an
example). Name each document using your student number first, then the six-digit lesson number,
and finally your last name (for example, 23456789_050177 Doe). Save each as “File Type:
Rich Text Format,” regardless of your word-processing program.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||08/02/2013|
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