Argumentative research paper

Follow the directions below for the completion of the introduction and literature review draft assignment.

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to begin drafting your academic argumentative research paper.

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Description: In this assignment, you will first write your literature review; then, you will write your introduction. The following details are requirements of the assignment:

  • Introduction (9-12 well-developed sentences/approximately 350 words): For more details about what is expected for each of the following sentences, please see “Lesson 4: The Introduction.” You may also want to review the “Example Introduction and Literature Review (with comments).” The following components must be included in the introduction (in the following order).

 

    • Sentence 1: Introduce the general topic
    • Sentence 2: Pro side (general)
    • Sentence 3: Con side (general)
    • Sentence 4: Narrow the scope (1)
    • Sentence 5: Examples of the narrowed topic
    • Sentence 6: Narrow the scope (2)
    • Sentence 7: Specific controversy
    • Sentence 8: Pro side (specific)
    • Sentence 9: Con side (specific)
    • Sentence 10: The thesis

 

  • Literature Review (800-900 words): For details about the structure of the literature review.

 

    • Literature review preface: This paragraph acts as a guide to what the reader can expect in the literature review.
    • Literature review body: This section includes three to four body paragraphs that discuss the history, terminology, and both sides of the controversy (pro and con).
    • Literature review conclusion: The conclusion signals that the literature review is ending, but it also acts as a kind of preface for the body of the paper by restating the thesis statement and establishing your argument once again.

 

  • Demonstrate how to summarize and paraphrase source materials.
  • Demonstrate the avoidance of plagiarism through proper use of APA citations and references for all paraphrased and quoted material.

 

Note: The conclusion is not presented in this example; however, the literature review conclusion is a requirement of the assignment.