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Argumentative Essay (Phase 5)
Your final essay will be compiled and submitted this week.
Part 1: The Abstract
An abstract is a short, descriptive or informative statement that describes a larger writing. Writers generally provide abstracts to help readers decide whether they want to read the longer work. Abstracts are routinely used for indexing purposes. Databases use abstracts to catalog larger works. Key words and phrases simplify searching.
Write a 150–250-word informative abstract that represents the spirit of your essay. Download the unit 10 essay template to help you with the correct layout for your paper. Download and use the template to help construct the Abstract, as well as all of the other components of your Unit 10 Submission.
NOTE: You may submit either the fully completed template or use it as a guide, and submit only what you have included in the template.
Be sure to include the following:
- Key words and phrases
Part 2: The Essay
Submit the final, complete version of your essay according to the following:
- It should be 4–5 pages (1,000–1,200 words) in length (not including Title, Abstract, and References pages)/
- Incorporate feedback from others with revised writing.
- Assemble your essay in the following format:
- Title page
- Abstract page
- The opening paragraph that includes your claim (thesis statement)
- 3 body paragraphs that include the following (with properly formatted APA in-text citations):
- 1 quote
- 1 summarization
- 1 paraphrase
- Multimedia (cited as needed)
- The counter-argument paragraph
- The conclusion
- Properly formatted APA References page
- Make sure you incorporate credible information sources (a minimum of 3; 1 of them a multimedia piece), and that they are cited in APA format.
Be sure your paper is in APA format (i.e., double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with a running head and page numbering). The Title page, Abstract, and References page as well as any in-text citations must follow APA formatting requirements. Be sure to check your writing for the following writing elements: Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and proofreading.
For help with formatting your paper; using quotations, paraphrases, and in-text citations; and creating a reference list, refer to the AIU APA Guide.
You can also watch these short APA Video Tutorials for help.
This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria.
NOTE: For additional assistance with this assignment, please refer to the assigned readings listed under Unit 10 Learning Activities, as well as your intellipath lessons.
|Assignment Criteria||Proficient Descriptor||Points|
|Argumentative essay components||Presents the final, complete version of the essay assembled in this format:
Incorporates feedback from others as observed in revisions and improvements to previously submitted essay components.
|Abstract||Presents a 150 to 250 word abstract.
Identifies key words and phrases that represent the essay’s purpose and topics.
Includes additional key words and phrases, as appropriate. These are terms that would catalog the essay for special interests such as demographic, regional, and industry-specific issues.
|Introduction||Introduces the essay with captivating examples and/or statements related to the intended audience’s interests and ideals.||/15 pts.|
|Supporting evidence||Establishes relevance of all sources to the essay claim.
Formulates body paragraphs to build a case in support of the essay claim as presented in the thesis statement.
Builds interest by including at least one multimedia source.
|Well-situated argument||Examines the claim’s issues from more than one perspective.
Anticipates objections to the claim in the counter-argument.
Utilizes language and examples that are accessible to the identified audience.
Demonstrates cultural competence by acknowledging cultural differences and avoiding bias.
|Conclusion||Summarizes evidence presented, leading to acceptance of the argument.
Utilizes a call to action or shows relationship to a larger issue.
Concludes that the claim, made in the opening of the essay, is viable and should be favored.
|Format||Provides a 4-5 page (1,000 to 1,200) word essay that is double-spaced, and includes a title page, References page, running head, and page numbers.||/10 pts.|
|Credibility||Credible information sources (a minimum of three) utilized are clearly identified, properly cited, and referenced using APA Style.||/10 pts.|
|Grammar & Mechanics||Sentences are clear, well-articulated, and free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors||/10 pts.|
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