Purpose of work The purpose of work1 is to further expand on your argument abilities gained in Composition I. In Composition I, the final assignment is the Classical Argument. This is one of the most important structures in academic discourse. It cannot be mastered in one go. Reflect back on your strengths and weaknesses with your first Classical Argument and write a new argument using the same structure from Composition I. Requirements The work should include the following: • MLA Format • 3 pages (double spaced), not including the Works Cited page • In-text citations in the body of the work • Works Cited page with your credible sources • A minimum of three sources properly developed Works Cited page and in-text citations.
• Reflect: Think back on what you did well on in the first attempt of the Classical Argument in Composition I. What were some of your strong points? Why do you think so? Also, think about your weak points. Why did you not do so strongly in some areas? What can be done this time to make the work better? You must submit a reflection technique as part of the final work grade. • Utilize invention techniques: Before writing the work begin identifying your issue through a series of invention techniques, including but not limited to the following: brainstorming, listing, clustering, questioning, and conducting preliminary research. You must submit invention techniques as part of the final work grade. • Plan and organize your work After the invention process, it is important to begin planning the organizational pattern for the work Planning includes gathering and evaluating sources, identifying your thesis, establishing main ideas (or topic sentences) for each paragraph, supporting each paragraph with appropriate evidence, and creating ideas for the introductory and concluding paragraphs. You must submit evidence of a planning process as part of the final work grade.
• Draft and revise your work Once you have completed the planning process, write a rough draft of your work. Next, take the steps necessary to improve, polish, and revise your draft before turning it in for a final grade. The revision process includes developing ideas, ensuring the thesis statement connects to the main ideas of each paragraph, taking account of your evidence and supporting details, checking for proper use of MLA citation style, reviewing source integration, avoiding plagiarism, and proofreading for formatting and grammatical errors. Skills This assignment helps you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in school and your professional life beyond school. In this assignment you will: • Access and collect needed information from appropriate primary and secondary sources • Synthesize information to develop informed views to produce and refute argumentation • Compose a well-organized, Toulmin argument to expand your knowledge of a topic Prompt In Composition I, you wrote about a belief system and took a position about a part of the belief. If you did not do this in Composition I, think back on what you believe you did well the last time you wrote a Classical Argument. In Composition II, think about the research problem you selected in the Research Proposal. Using the information discovered during the research proposal assignment, there needs to be an examination of a larger debate where you take a side in the argument, defend their stance with credible evidence, examine the counterpoints, and propose solutions to the problem. Criteria for Success A summary of the grading criteria for this assignment can be found in the table below. For detailed criteria, see the assignment rubric. Category Description Points Mechanics Students will communicate using academic language and conventions of Standard American English. 35 Formatting Students will format a work utilizing MLA style formatting. 25 Critical Thinking Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically to analyze, critique, and draw reasoned conclusions. 45 Organization Students will present information in a unified and coherent manner. 50 Content Students will write a work that responds to all parts of the prompt. 45 Total 200 pts.
use the instruction above and answer the questions below 200 words in MLA format I need it in 24 hours.
This is an individual reflection and not worth a lot of points; however, learning reflections offer a lot in return. The improvement in grades is worth the time, alone.
Step 1: Examine a former Classical Argument you have written. The work you wrote in ENGL 1113 will be a good choice. If you do not have a classical argument work from ENGL 1113, use the Example Classical Argument work posted in this lesson’s readings. Review the work and look for strengths and ways to improve.
- What is the main claim/thesis statement?
- What is the main focus of the thesis statement? Is it clear? Is it too broad?
- Give a list of the sub-claims used in the argument section body paragraphs.
- Where do these claims appear? (they should be the topic sentences of the body paragraphs)
- What evidence was used to support each sub-claim?
- What types of evidence are they? (anecdotal, testimonial, statistical, analogical)
- Did they prove the sub-claims? Explain how.
- Did the evidence provide a balance of rhetorical appeals? (ethos, pathos, and logos). If not, do you think the imbalance weakened the argument?
- Was the ICE method used for introducing, citing, and explaining your evidence? If not, review the PDF “Integrating Research – ICE Method for Quotes” in this lesson’s reading list.
- What elements of the work are you unsatisfied with? Why? How could these elements be improved upon in the new work for this course? What are you going to be more aware of as you begin work on your new Classical Argument work for this course?