Pro Positional paper
Week 1 Assignment
Link (Word doc): Pro-Paper Template
Minimum of 3 academic articles (from the Week 1 Assignment)
Apply the following writing resources to your posts:
Link (multimedia presentation): APA Basics (Links to an external site.) (Review this tutorial for formatting an APA paper and title page.)
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For this assignment, complete the following:
Review the Toulmin-model outline (Week 2 Lesson) and your completed Week 1 Assignment (Pro-Position Proposal). Assess any feedback provided by the professor and/or your peers.
Compose a position paper representing the pro side of your topic. (See the Pro-Paper Template). The paper should include approximately 6 developed paragraphs:
Introduction (with thesis statement)
3 body paragraphs (focusing on 3 pros)
Apply a formal tone appropriate for academic audiences, maintaining an objective 3rd person point of view – no 1st person (I, me, my, we, our, us, mine) or 2nd person (you, your). Avoid contractions, clichés, and slang terminology.
Use the provided template to assist in formatting the title page and headers.
Incorporate at least 3 scholarly sources into the paper. Cite all sources in APA format, both parenthetically and on a reference page.
Before submission, proofread and edit carefully for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Not every error will be flagged automatically in word-processing programs, and some that are flagged as errors are actually correct.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 3 academic articles)