English and Literature

The research supported argument is the paper in which you will take a side in the debate that you have researched. In your paper, you will take a clear stance and support it with evidence from reliable sources. This paper will focus on choosing a specific audience and working to effectively address that audience.
Important skills for this paper include:
•    Clearly stating a thesis that represents your stance in the paper.
•    Finding relevant and reliable sources to persuade your audience.
•    Choosing relevant information from your sources to support the different points you will need to make.
•    Organizing the information in a reasonable and relevant way. The focus of organization in this paper is to build on points in a way that addresses your audience’s concerns and moves them toward accepting your stance on the issue.
•    Reasonable and responsible use of sources.