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ENGL 204: EXPOSITORY WRITING (HOSTETLER, FALL 2014): Researching Arguments Assignment

ASSIGNMENT

For the assignments in Portfolio Two, you will choose a research topic that deeply interests you—one related to your major or future career field. You are encouraged to write about this topic for all of the assignments in this unit, but you are not required to do so. However, your rebuttal argument should tie into your final research paper (see below). We will read and rely on Good Reasons as we learn about and practice these forms of argument, as well as reading other student and professional examples.

A researched argument of 8-10 pages on a topic that deeply interests you—one related to your major or future career field. The paper will be written in three stages: 

  1. A proposal of one page max – before submitting it, you must meet with me in person outside of class to discuss your topic.
  2. Annotated bibliography (minimum five sources)
  3. Introduction (2 pages)
  4. Rebuttal or Counter-argument (a 2-page revised version of your unit three rebuttal assignment)
  5. Final draft (8-10 pages), submitted along with three other drafts of the paper.

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