This is the start of the assignment : “select one potential problems that 1) have a logical sides to the issue (your viewpoint and an opposing viewpoint), 2) is researchable, and 3) is related to your career or degree. In your journal, write a fully developed paragraph for each problem (5-8 sentences each) explaining two sides to the issue (how is it argumentative?), how you plan to approach it in your project (what side are you going to take?), and why you’re personally interested in it (of all the potential problems in your field or degree, why did you choose this?). When writing the paragraphs, feel free to express any other thoughts or concerns you may have about the topic choices. After exploring the argumentativeness of your problems, take a moment to consider the bigger picture. Then, in one to two paragraphs, briefly reflect on the importance of persuasion with the potential topic you’re most likely to write about. Why is it important that people consider your side with your selected topic? Who is your audience, and why is it important to convince them that your view on your topic is the better (or more correct) view? Remember to try to be specific in your entry.
The next step will be to complete this below:
** Write notes that will help you better understand ways to approach the persuasive essay.
** This process will allow you to develop a potential structure for effectively persuading readers to agree with your argument. This plan will be helpful in keeping your thought process on track when you begin writing and revising your essay. Each response should be one fully developed paragraph in length (5-8 sentences).
** Your argument is the main point that you are trying to make in your essay. It should clearly state your opinion on your topic. Describe the argument to be addressed in your persuasive essay and include how the argument is derived from your major, the major you are considering pursuing, or your field of work.
** Key points are pieces of evidence that support an author’s main argument. What are three possible key points for your selected topic? How do they support your main argument?
** Your audience is the people you are addressing in your essay. Who is the audience that will be reading your essay? What potential challenges will you have supporting your argument with this demographic?
** Your goal is the end result that you wish to achieve in writing this essay. What goal do you hope to accomplish with this essay? What will this essay need to be successful?
** Potential resources are pieces of evidence that could be used to support your argument. List potential resources that could be used as supporting evidence for your argument, and provide a brief description of each and how they will reinforce your argument.
** Using the resources you identified above, align specific key points of your argument with your supporting resources to begin to establish an effective essay structure.
** Based on your argument, determine strategic places where integrating evidence would be most effective and provide rationale for each.
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