Essay 1 Thesis/Outline Instructions and Checklist
Topic: The Opioid Crisis in America
Watch the YouTube video for an overview of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHlaz0kQlRE
Thesis Statement/Outline Assignment
You must develop an outline for the 1,000-1,200 word proposal argument essay in APA format that you will write. Your outline should include a clear thesis statement and plan of support. Be sure to consider all essay parts identified in “The Elements of Argument (Planning A Proposal Argument)” in the textbook readings, and include at least the minimum requirements listed in the chart below for this week’s assignment. The research sources for this essay have been provided for you in Blackboard (I will give you login information). Any additional sources that you may choose to use must be credible academic sources. You must integrate a total of 4 quotations, summaries and/or paraphrases from 3 credible sources to support your thesis statement and provide opposing arguments.
Proposal Argument Prompt
Included below is the minimum that you must include in your thesis/outline; however, taking the time to construct a complete and thorough outline will help you save time when you write your actual essay.
|(Minimum) Outline Requirements
|1. Thesis statement: Clearly states your debatable proposal argument that includes a feasible solution for the problem|
|2. Evidence: Presents points that support the thesis based on the principle (In your outline, include at least the minimum number of required paraphrases, summaries, and/or quotes from outside sources as indicated in assignment instructions.)|
|3. Opposing argument(s): Presents viewpoints opposing your thesis argument giving special consideration to opposition of the ethical principle. (Including the strongest opposition to refute helps build your credibility and convinces your audience to consider or adopt your position.)|
|4. Documentation Requirements for Outline (Include minimum number of sources required for this assignment.):
If using current APA format, include properly formatted parenthetical intext citations and a References page.
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