In this assignment, you will persuade the reader of your point of view by supporting a thesis with objective facts and credible evidence.
You will take a stance on this issue and support your stance with credible evidence in your body paragraphs
Traditional 5 paragraph essay with 1 paragraph introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and 1 paragraph conclusion.
In order to persuade the audience to accept the position you are advocating in this paper, you will use different kinds of appeals:
ethos (which involves the credibility of the speaker, writer, or authority being cited);
logos (which involves facts, statistics, and logic); and
pathos (which involves emotions).
A good persuasive argument uses credible sources, objective evidence, and emotional hooks to make use of logos, ethos, and pathos respectively.
Be sure your thesis statement is very clear. It should be a single complete sentence, including both a subject and a predicate, that combine to make claim. Example: The USA should be more competitive in establishing a presence on Mars.
Your introduction paragraph should include a hook to grab the reader’s attention. The thesis statement is typically seen in the first paragraph. Your body paragraphs will support the thesis. You should use credible sources and cite them according to the style of your discipline. Your conclusion should reiterate the strongest points from your paper and give the audience something to consider, moving forward.
PURPOSE: To persuade
AUDIENCE: The applicable audience for the type of document you’ve chosen to write.
LENGTH: 500 – 750 words (Times New Roman font)
SOURCES: A minimum of 3 with at least 1 from a professional journal or organization
FORMAT: The citation style that is appropriate for your discipline
Use only third person (he/she/they) for a more professional tone. Avoid first person (I, my, us, we) and second person (you and your) in your essay