Read p. 117 “Composing an Argument Based on a Definition”.
Step 1 – choose a word from the list of abstract words.
Step 2 – Define the term you chose and support your position with reasoning, creating a complete written argument. Possible strategies are described on p. 118.
Remember that this is an argument paper taking a position, so there MUST be an acknowledgement of opposing views, either in a Rogerian paragraph, or within paragraphs, using the language of concession and refutation. Here is a helpful page. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
* NOTE: Although sources are not required, if you choose to include facts, information, or references to people or events, then correct MLA citations are REQUIRED. Failure to include correct and appropriate MLA in-text citations and a Works Cited List will result in a failing essay grade and could result in a charge of plagiarism.
Here is a link to a helpful Documentation page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. on which you will find resources to help you cite correctly.