General requirements:    Write a Persuasive Research Paper in which you identify a problem and argue for or against it.  This paper will demonstrate your ability to develop a coherent

Instructions: Persuasive Research Paper     1    General requirements:    Write a Persuasive Research Paper in which you identify a problem and argue for or against it.  This paper will demonstrate your ability to develop a coherent argument with necessary details and backing to support your claims.     •    Avoid logical Fallacies while structuring your arguments, and review the Types of Arguments lecture. Your argument should be  Forensic, Deliberative, or Epideictic. Each question of Stasis Theory will help you with the pre-writing when you are trying to understand your argument and construct it accordingly. Once you have been able to identify the problem/issue in connection to this topic, follow the deductive or inductive reasoning/logic to make sure that your argument is strong.     •    State the Claim/Thesis Statement with three supporting details at the end of your Introduction. You need to elaborate on each detail in your body paragraphs, constructing your thoughts coherently and logically. Use transition words for connecting your ideas smoothly. See the Outline here: Final research Toulmin Argument Outline.pdf ( Include a clear Thesis Statement: For example, Even though medical marijuana use is illegal, it should be legalized because it can alleviate pain, cure glaucoma, and epilepsy.     2    Sources: Incorporate the current discourse on the issue into your paper using the Toulmin argumentation style, and present your position clearly.     •    Since this is a Persuasive paper, you need to persuade your audience and convince them to take your side. They need to agree with you, but they also need to follow your call for action. Use your reflections from the Annotated Bibliography to choose the appropriate source for each argument.   Here are the requirements for the sources:     •    TOTAL-  at least 5 Credible Articles (See the CRAAP Worksheet ( for evaluating sources and refer to your Annotated Bibliography) 2- Academic Sources 2- Popular Sources 1 – Source stating the opposing view  for the counterargument 3. Use Rhetorical Appeals:    Your paper needs to include at least five outside sources, which support your argument and give authority to your writing. Establish Ethos by referring to experts in the field or evidence to prove your case. Also, include Pathos and Logos to create an effective argument because this is a Persuasive Paper. You can also incorporate images to support your points, if needed.  4. Modes of Development: choosing an appropriate Mode of Development is essential for a clear structure and organization of your thoughts. We learned about the importance of clearly placing your thoughts into a cohesive paragraph/essay, so use that knowledge to demonstrate your understanding of this class material. If you need to use a different Mode in each paragraph, you can do that as long as it helps you present your information concisely. Go back and look at your proposal and your outline to see if you have clearly identified the Modes you will be using in your final essay.  5. Organization/Format:   The organization is one of the most significant aspects of your writing. Your assumptions, examples, and conclusions need to be coherently structured. The reader needs to be clear and informed about your position and organizational style, which should be included in your thesis statement (Essay and Thesis Statement ( MLA: Your paper should be formatted according to MLA style. See the quiz on MLA and the videos that we used to practice. I upload a sample MLA paper along with the handout here again. MLA Handout-Writing Center ( Scroll down to see a sample paper that is MLA formatted.  Use it as a guide while following the MLA style.      •    Your Paper should be PDF or WORD ONLY! Canvas won’t display any other format. Locked documents that prevent Turnitin Plagiarism reader to produce a report, will not be graded.   Sample Essay – Toulmin Argument Here is a Toulmin Research Paper student sample.  ( can use this document as an example. 6. Due Date: The due date for the Final Research Paper is December 16.  We won’t have time to email back and forth for the final paper since the grades are due shortly. No work will be accepted after the due date. _________________________________________________________ Requirements Brief Overview     •    Type your paper in MLA format     •    Include Works Cited Page at the end of your paper. The MLA handout uploaded above has an example.      •    The Essay must be in MLA Format and in pdf or word document only; otherwise, I won’t be able to open the document to grade it.     •     See an example of a Toulmin Essay Here ( . See the Outline here. ( Note that you need to include one additional paragraph: Refute Paragraph. ( You need to add this before your conclusion.      •     The detailed Rubric is included below. See the grading criteria and the points assigned to each category. -—————————————————————— Grading: See the grading rubric for grading criteria. Plagiarized or AI-written work will be marked 0. Good Luck! Goal: The goal of this assignment is to demonstrate your knowledge and ability to analyze, think critically through different means of argumentation, and use the materials that we have studied in the second end of this class to research and analyze a topic of your choice