Project #10086 - Argument Essay 05018100


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

(primary purpose)


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

wavering audience.)















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

information irresponsibly.

3. As part of the revising and editing analysis, you must

make any necessary changes to your work to meet the

assigned requirements.

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.


Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 08/02/2013
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