The purpose of this essay is to persuade your reader to agree with you on a posi

The purpose of this essay is to persuade your reader to agree with you on a position that you take. So, early on in your essay, you want to identify what your position is on the issue, and spend the body of your essay providing reasons to defend why your position really is the best one. You should use sources throughout your essay to help you explain your position, to develop your discussion of each reason you have to defend your position, and to identify and respond to your counterargument. The topic of your essay will be the one you wrote about in Project 3. Paper Length and Sources:
The length of this essay should be 4-6 pages, and you should be using between 4-6 high-quality sources in your project. These sources can be from anywhere (online, library, print or digital), as long as you’ve vetted the sources for credibility and accuracy, and that they will be credible enough to help persuade your reader to agree with you. Make sure to choose the best sources possible for your topic.
A clear, specific title
An introduction
A clearly-stated thesis to explain what your position is on the issue
Several reasons, focused in separate paragraphs, to defend your thesis about why your position is the strongest one (why the reader should agree with you)
A counterargument–somewhere in your essay, identify a possible flaw with your position, or a reason why someone might not agree with you. Then, tell us either (1) why the other side is mistaken in some way, or (2) they are correct, but this flaw isn’t enough to weaken your entire argument
A conclusion
Between 4 sources cited correctly in the citation format specified by your instructor, using in-text citation and a works cited page.
A length of 4-6 pages, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, not counting the Works Cited or References page

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