Argument essay*Should America have stronger Gun Control laws?
Mark each section clearly with a section header.
The sources used in the two sections may overlap and need not be completely different.
No orphan sources: if a source is in the reference list, it must be quoted in the text, either a direct quote or paraphrased; if a source is quoted in the text, it must be in the reference list.
Popular websites such as Wikipedia are not considered suitable as academic sources.
You are to use the Ashford online library databases for your academic resources.
If you do want to use articles from the Web, start with Google Scholar.
Part I: Thesis
Part I is your thesis. Write a short essay (two-to threepages) taking one side or the other on the issue you select. You want to state very clearly the reasons you are taking the position you take, but you donat have to defend it thoroughly (thatas what Part III is for).
Part II: Anti-thesis
Part II is the anti-thesis. Write a critical analysis in reply (two-to threepages) to your essay in Part I by imagining that you oppose what the writer of Part I has stated. Careful reasoning is required. YOU MUST USE AT LEAST 3-5 academic/scholarly sources in the formation of this section. Remember that you are playing the a?devilas advocate,a? but what every student must realize is that a sound critical thinker can argue any side of an argument because he/she is diligent and flexible in his/her thinking.
Part III: Synthesis
Part III is the synthesis (about two pages). Revisit Part I and, taking into account all the criticisms of Part II, write a thorough defense of your position. Again, like Part II, you must use at least 3-5 academic/scholarly sources in the formation of this section.