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This guide is for your argumentative research paper.




Length:  5 full pages + a Works Cited page


Due:    First draft is due in class on Thursday, April 19th (we’ll be peer-editing in                                  class)

Final Draft (with peer editing sheet, first draft, and articles used with passages

            highlighted) is due on Tuesday, April 24th


Format: MLA format (double-spaced, 1” margins, 12-size standard font style throughout, student and course information in top left corner of first page, last name and page number in Header against right margin, centered title)


Audience: general audience (classmates and professor)


Objectives: to compose a five-page research paper that presents a convincing, well-reasoned Rogerian argument. It must include from 4 to 8 different reliable sources in the form of direct quotations, which must be correctly cited in the essay as well as on the Works Cited page.


Directions:  Write a paper that does one of the following:

  • makes a proposal
  • advocates a change
  • takes a stand

See full assignment guidelines handed out by Professor Frederickson.


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