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ESL 088WG Argument Essay (Jurkowitz): Assignment Information

A guide for completing this research assignment

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Argument Essay Research Worksheet

Here's a link to the worksheet for organizing your assignment: 

(To be able to fill it out in Google Docs, go to "File" and then "Make a Copy" to make your own copy of the outline.) 


Argument Essay Assignment

Here's a link to your assignment as a reminder.

For this assignment you will:

  • Choose a controversial issue to write about

  • Use Points of View Reference Center to research your topic 

Topic List

List of topics

Choose a topic from this list. Then search for the topic in Points of View Reference Center.

Sample Paper

Here is a sample you can use to get an idea of what the formatting and research will look like in your final paper.

Paper Template

Here is a template you can use to format your paper.

We will practice integrating a quotation and a paraphrase from a source, and we will cite that source.

To use the template, go to File then Make a Copy and make your own copy with your name on it. 


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