Rogerian argument is one that presents two sides of a debate and argues for a so


Rogerian argument is one that presents two
sides of a debate and argues for a solution that will satisfy both sides. Given
two articles presenting opposing sides of an issue (mandatory uniforms in
schools), construct your own 2-3 page Rogerian argument essay in which you
attempt to arrive at a workable solution or “middle ground.”
Article 1: “School Dress Codes and Uniform Policies”
Article 2: “Dressing Diversity: Politics of Difference and
the Case of School Uniforms”
1.
Summary of Positions Have you briefly
introduced the author and publication context (year, journal, etc.) of Article
1? Have you included a summary of the stance presented in Article 1? Have you
briefly introduced the author and publication context (year, journal, etc.) of
Article 2? Have you included a summary of the stance presented Article 2?
2. Thesis/Claim Does you claim address both sides of the issue, including
specific points raised in the articles? Does your claim present a clear,
workable solution that could be viewed as a “middle ground” between
the two sides?
3. Analysis ❒ Have you backed up
your claim using facts from both sides of the argument? When using direct
quotations, have you supplemented them with your own explanation of their
relevance?
4. Reflection Have you answered all reflection questions thoughtfully and
included insights, observations, and/or examples in all responses? Are your
answers included on a separate page below the main assignm
B. Reflection
1. How does the Rogerian model of argument help
you better understand the topic that’s being discussed? Why is it a good
practice to acknowledge both sides of the argument? (3-4 sentences)2. Will you use the Rogerian
Approach in your own argumentative essay? Why or why not? (2-3 sentences)
D. Requirements Composition must be 2-3 pages (approximately 500-750 words). Double-space
the composition and use one-inch margins. Use a readable 12-point font.
All writing must be appropriate for an academic context. Composition must
be original and written for this assignment. Plagiarism of any kind is strictly
prohibited. Submission must include your name, the name of the course,
the date, and the title of your composition. Include all of the
assignment components in a single file. Acceptable file formats include
.doc and .docx.
E. Additional Resour
1. Purdue Online Writing Lab’s APA
Formatting and Style Guide
. This
site includes a comprehensive overview of APA style, as well as individual
pages with guidelines for specific citation types.
2. Frequently Asked Questions
About APA Style
. This
page on the official APA website addresses common questions related to APA
formatting. The “References,” “Punctuation,” and
“Grammar and Writing Style” sections will be the most useful to your
work in this course.
3. APA Style: Quick
Answers—References
. This
page on the official APA Style website provides numerous examples of reference
list formatting for various source types.


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