Argumentative research essay (topic: immigrants in us are a


Argumentative Research Essay (20%)

Due: December 7

Your research essay must include the following:

  • A cover page with required information for APA/MLA format
  • An essay abstract
  • A properly structured essay following the Toulmin model of argumentation with all required components of 6-8 pages in length
  • Clear and relevant section headings
  • A minimum of 10 in-text citations in APA or MLA format
  • A References or Works Cited page with a minimum of 5 entries (at least 3 of which must be peer-reviewed/scholarly sources)
  • A glossary of key terms with a minimum of 5 entries
  • An appendix that provides relevant information for readers to reflect your research

Essay Evaluation:

Content /12

Introduction contains the following:

  • Purpose of the essay
  • Scope and parameters of essay and research
  • Clear and concise thesis (claim) /2
  • Outline of main sections of the essay

Analytical body paragraphs with the following:

  • Data/grounds to support claim (including different types of evidence from research)
  • Warrant(s) and backing for the data
  • Qualifiers that explain the limitations of the argument and any conditions for the warrant (rebuttal)


  • Recaps the claim and relevance of the issue
  • Suggests recommendations for further research or steps to further address the issue

Organization and Style /3

Grammar and mechanics

Paragraph structure

Style and tone

Formatting /5

Title page and abstract

10 in-text citations (APA or MLA format)

References/ Works Cited (APA or MLA format)



Reference no: EM132069492

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