Oes exposure to Television violence contribute to an increase in real-life violence among youth?

Engl 1301
Guidelines for Argument paper: All students must follow the MLA style for documentation of research information and for formatting their papers.

For this paper you will choose one of the topics mentioned below and your claim will focus on your position on the issue being discussed.
This is a mini research paper and should incorporate at least 3 (maximum of 5) research sources. Your sources can be from a news magazine, newspaper, or any print media either found in the library or on internet articles from online newspapers, news sources, online journals and/or articles from academic databases like EBSCO host, Gale, etc found in the STC library website. The sources must be documented using the MLA format for both in-text ( parenthetical) citations and the works cited page. Please do not use Wikipedia, enotes, askhow, etc . All sources must have an authir and date of publication. They must be reliable, so donat pick up any .com sites that are not form reputable journals, newspapers, etc. For this paper you will take a position on the controversial issue and develop a claim that reflects your position. The rest of the paper will provide reasons and evidence (primary and secondary) to support that claim. You will also consider at least one opposing claim to your position and address it by providing evidence/explanation/counter arguments that indicate why you disagree with that point. This paper should be at least 4 pages long. In addition, you will also need a works cited page (on a separate paper) attached to the end of your essay.

Topics For your Essay: Please choose one of the following topics for your paper:
1. Does exposure to Television violence contribute to an increase in real-life violence among youth?
2. Do you agree that schools should enforce strict dress codes?
3. Is mediaas portrayal of marriage having an influence on the sanctity of marriage in our society?
4. Do you think home schooling is more beneficial for a student than public school education?
5. Are fast food restaurants to blame for increasing rate of obesity among children?
6. Because celebrities are so often in the public spotlight, do they have ethical responsibilities to set good examples for young people?
7. Do reality television shows have a positive or negative influence on society? Taka a position and defend your claim.

Please follow this link for a Power Point presentation about organizing an Argument ( source: Purdue University Writing Lab)
owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html

The format for the outline to be turned by the deadline is provided in the Grade distribution link.

You may follow any one of the following formats to develop your paper:

Title: The title must be interesting and reflect your topic and argument.

Introduction a Introduce the issue (use any suitable strategy we had discussed earlier in the semester), provide background information, define any terms that may need to be clarified for the readers. Be sure to use a good lead-in to grasp the readeras attention and to reflect the controversial nature of your issue.

Specify your claim in a strong declarative sentence.

Body Paragraphs a Each body paragraph should contain a topic sentence that indicates the point (reason) you will be discussing in that paragraph. This point must be explained clearly and then supported with adequate evidence (logical and emotional) from your sources. All paraphrases, summaries and quotes( reproducing the exact words from the source in your essay) must be accompanied by parenthetical citations providing either the authoras last name and page # from where the information was taken or the page number only if the authoras name was already mentioned when the borrowed information was introduced or the title of the article and page # if the author is unnamed.

You will need 3-4 strong reasons to support your overall claim.

Opposing Viewpoints a After you have developed your own reasons, you should consider one important opposing viewpoint and address it. You may address it by acknowledging its importance and admitting to its validity or by refuting it with counter argument and evidence that shows why the argument against your position is weak.


Below is a generic sample for an argument position
I. Introduction
___A. Introduce the topic
___B. Provide background on the topic
___C. State your claim ( position on the issue)

II. Your Argument
___A. Assert reason #1 for your claim
_____1. Give your opinion
_____2. Provide support
___B. Assert reason #2 for your claim
_____1. Give your opinion
_____2. Provide support
___C. Assert reason #3 for your claims
_____1. Give your opinion
_____2. Provide support
III. Counter Argument
___A. Summarize one counterclaim
___B. Provide supporting information for counterclaim
___C. Refute the counterclaim
___D. Give evidence for your argument
IV. Conclusion
___A. Restate your argument
__B. Provide a plan of action
___C. Leave the readers with something to think about.
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Added on 03.05.2015 23:17
Engl 1301
Guidelines for Argument paper: All students must follow the MLA style for documentation of research information and for formatting their papers.

For this paper you will choose one of the topics mentioned below and your claim will focus on your position on the issue being discussed.
This is a mini research paper and should incorporate at least 3 (maximum of 5) research sources. Your sources can be from a news magazine, newspaper, or any print media either found in the library or on internet articles from online newspapers, news sources, online journals and/or articles from academic databases like EBSCO host, Gale, etc found in the STC library website. The sources must be documented using the MLA format for both in-text ( parenthetical) citations and the works cited page. Please do not use Wikipedia, enotes, askhow, etc . All sources must have an authir and date of publication. They must be reliable, so doni??t pick up any .com sites that are not form reputable journals, newspapers, etc. For this paper you will take a position on the controversial issue and develop a claim that reflects your position. The rest of the paper will provide reasons and evidence (primary and secondary) to support that claim. You will also consider at least one opposing claim to your position and address it by providing evidence/explanation/counter arguments that indicate why you disagree with that point. This paper should be at least 4 pages long. In addition, you will also need a works cited page (on a separate paper) attached to the end of your essay.

Topics For your Essay: Please choose one of the following topics for your paper:
1. Does exposure to Television violence contribute to an increase in real-life violence among youth?
2. Do you agree that schools should enforce strict dress codes?
3. Is mediai??s portrayal of marriage having an influence on the sanctity of marriage in our society?
4. Do you think home schooling is more beneficial for a student than public school education?
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