To complete this assignment, read Diagramming and Evaluating Arguments (Links to an external site.).
After reading Diagramming and Evaluating Arguments read “Social Media: Establishing Criteria for Law Enforcement” (Links to an external site.) by Robert D. Stuart. Write a claim of value response, evaluating the effectiveness of Stuart’s argument.
- Write an essay evaluating the effectiveness/ineffectiveness of Stuart’s argument. Evaluate. Don’t summarize (though in your evaluation, you will likely need to briefly summarize his thesis and supporting points).
- Focus on evaluating how successfully and/or unsuccessfully Stuart employs specific rhetorical strategies, especially Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. See this link: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/establishing_arguments/rhetorical_strategies.html (Links to an external site.)
- Include the title of the article and full name of the author in your introduction.
- Avoid the use of 1st and 2nd person and personal opinion in this essay. Stick to 3rd person.
- Quote the author to support your claim. No need to include outside/secondary sources.
- You must include in-text citations for the quotes. See this resource (Links to an external site.).
- Length: 3 pages (does not include Title page and Reference page)
- 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, one inch margins,
- Include a Title page and References page in correct APA format. See this resource (Links to an external site.). Be mindful of hanging indentations.
Follow these APA Rules for In-Text Citations:
Format for a Quotation:
Ordinarily, introduce the quotation with a signal phrase (see this resource (Links to an external site.)) that includes the author’s last name followed by the year of publication in parentheses. Put the page number (preceded by “p.”) in parentheses after the quotation.
Smith (2003) noted that despite growing numbers of overweight Americans, many health care providers still “remain either in ignorance or outright denial about the health danger to the poor and the young” (p. 5).
Use the grading rubric as a guide to writing your essay.
Sunday, November 22nd by 11:59 PM
3 full pages not including your title and references pages. “1 full page” refers to a full page of 12-point Times New Roman double-spaced font that runs to the bottom of the page. 1-inch margins. No excessive spaces to pad length.
APA format is required, including a title page and page numbers formatted correctly in APA style. An abstract page is not required. See the following resources on APA:
- A sample student essay in APA style (see the “APA 7 Student Paper) example): https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/apa_sample_paper.html (Links to an external site.)
- Purdue Online Writing Lab’s comprehensive guide to APA style: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html (Links to an external site.)
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Evaluating an Argument Essay AssignmentEvaluating an Argument Essay AssignmentCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction contains a clear and accurate summary of essay. Includes the title of the article and full name of author.25.0 ptsAccomplished22.0 ptsProficient20.0 ptsMarginal15.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0.0 ptsNo Marks25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis statement expresses a clear claim that answers the assignment prompt.25.0 ptsAccomplished22.0 ptsProficient20.0 ptsMarginal15.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0.0 ptsNo Marks25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluates the effectiveness of the author’s argument and uses examples, quotes, and paraphrases to support statements.25.0 ptsAccomplished22.0 ptsProficient20.0 ptsMarginal15.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0.0 ptsNo Marks25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeComplete sentences, correct spelling, punctuation, & grammar are used. Assignment follows formatting for APA in-text citations. Includes a Title page and Reference page in APA format.25.0 ptsAccomplished22.0 ptsProficient20.0 ptsMarginal15.0 ptsUnsatisfactory0.0 ptsNo Marks25.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0PreviousNext