Unit 7 Assignment-
For the first part of the Argumentative Writing Assignment
you submitted in Unit 6, you
selected one of the questions below to develop into an
outline. In this second part of the
Argumentative Writing Assignment, you will need to continue
with that topic.
1. Competitive Sports
a. Why or why not should children participate in competitive
2. Technology Dependency
a. Why or why not has American society become too dependent
3. Standardized Testing
a. How effective is standardized testing in predicting how
well students will
do in school?
The Argumentative Writing Assignment requires that you form
an argument in favor of a
specific position on one of the topics above. In the
assignment, you will be using three
academic and scholarly sources; two articles should be in
favor of your position and one
article should feature the counterargument.
Thesis Statement and Argument
After careful thought, you will be transforming your chosen
topic into an arguable thesis.
The assignment will show a clear argument that is outlined
in your thesis statement.
This research paper must present an original thesis that is
throughout your whole essay.
Body Paragraphs and Evidence
The overall essay will be three to four pages long and
employ APA format. You should
also include a title page. Within your essay, use at least
three academic and scholarly
sources to support your claim. All researched information
must be accurately cited
according to APA format. You will need to include at least
three parenthetical, in-text
citations and three references for the sources used in your
essay. A references page
should be placed at the end of the paper. Please use the
Library’s Academic Journal
resources to find your sources.
ENG110 – College Writing
Argumentative Writing Assignment
Introduction and Conclusion
The introduction should set up the essay for the reader.
What information is necessary
for the reader to have at the start of the essay so that the
rest of the essay makes
sense? You should end the introduction with your arguable
thesis statement. The
conclusion ends the essay. In the conclusion, you want to
wrap up your ideas. You
should bring up the thesis statement, but you do not have to
restate it. Your conclusion
should leave the reader with your final impression of the
subject. The introduction and
conclusion should be tied together but they should not be
exact replicas of each other.
Follow these guidelines to write your Argumentative Writing
• Include a minimum of three APA in-text citations
• Include an APA reference page with a minimum of three
• Include an APA title page and a running head
• The essay (not including the title page and references
page) should be 3-4 pages in
• Be objective and avoid using “I,” “me,” “you,” “we,” or
• Be sure to use the Writing Tips page to help with your APA
• Use your sources to support your thesis statement and
argument, but make sure to
show the reader the other side of your argument to avoid