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Week 2 Assignment

Pro-Position Paper

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 3; pp. 100-107

Lesson

Week 1 Assignment

Link (Word doc): Pro-Paper TemplatePreview the document

Minimum of 3 academic articles (from the Week 1 Assignment)

Apply the following writing resources to your posts:

Link (multimedia presentation): APA Basics (Links to an external site.) (Review this tutorial for formatting an APA paper and title page.)

Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)

Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)

Instructions

For this assignment, complete the following:

Review the Toulmin-model outline (Week 2 Lesson) and your completed Week 1 Assignment (Pro-Position Proposal). Assess any feedback provided by the professor and/or your peers.

Compose a position paper representing the pro side of your topic. (See the Pro-Paper Template). The paper should include approximately 6 developed paragraphs:

Introduction (with thesis statement)

Context paragraph

3 body paragraphs (focusing on 3 pros)

Conclusion

Apply a formal tone appropriate for academic audiences, maintaining an objective 3rd person point of view – no 1st person (I, me, my, we, our, us, mine) or 2nd person (you, your). Avoid contractions, clichés, and slang terminology.

Use the provided template to assist in formatting the title page and headers.

Incorporate at least 3 scholarly sources into the paper. Cite all sources in APA format, both parenthetically and on a reference page.

Before submission, proofread and edit carefully for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Not every error will be flagged automatically in word-processing programs, and some that are flagged as errors are actually correct.