Re actors and professional athletes paid too much?

-Has to be an Argumentative essay.
-Has to be a formal statement
-It makes points
-Supplies evidence
-Establishes a logical chain of reasoning
-Appeal to someones reasoning
-Show evidence through sources
-Has a combination of logical and emotional

Re actors and professional athletes paid too much?

Instructions:
The Middle Ground Essay
Your final essay is the middle ground essay. You have the option of writing an essay using a new topic, or you may revise your Rogerian or Toulmin essay so that it follows the middle ground format. If you do choose to revise an earlier paper, you are not required to find new sources, unless I found your earlier sources to be problematic in some way. However, be aware that you must include research with your examination of the two extreme positions. You may need to find additional sources to discuss these two positions.
Middle ground arguments often are used with issues located in political, business, and religious environments and can provide practical positions on issues when sides are far apart. For this assignment, you are to select or revisit an issue about which there are differing claims. In a 1,000-word argument, develop and support a more practical position that is in the middle of two extreme claims.
Step One: Select an arguable issue that will yield a 1000-word researched essay. You may use an earlier paper for this essay.
Step Two: Find a minimum of five sources. Three should from the APUS databases. You may use eBooks; however, as discussed earlier this semester, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles. You may also use primary sources (interviews, statistics, etc). If you have a question about the validity of a source, please email me, or post your question to the open forum.
Step Three: Organize your essay with the following materials in order:
1. Introduction.
2. Background.
3. Body
4. Conclusion.
Step Four: In your middle ground argument, you are expected to do the following:
a? Introduce an issue and explain why a middle position is appropriate at this time.
a? Substantially and accurately summarize each extreme position with special emphasis on what makes each position impractical.
a? Evaluate each position, identifying the shortcomings of each view.
a? Prove why your position is more practical.
Step Five: Proofread your essay carefully and eliminate as many errors as possible.

The Cover Letter
Each essay due in this course needs to have a cover letter (not a cover page). In letter for the middle ground essay, I would like for you to answer the following questions. Each response should be one paragraph (at least three sentences), with the exception of question six. The questions are below:
1) What was the purpose of the essay? In your response, explore the deeper meaning of this question. The goal is not just to complete the assignment but instead to convey a message. What do you plan to accomplish with this essay? What do you hope the reader takes away from this argument?
2) What did you learn from completing this assignment? Did you experience a new understanding of the topic? Did you change your perspective after completing the research?
3) What difficulties did you encounter during the research, writing, or editing phases of the assignment?
4) What did you enjoy about this assignment?
5) What made you decide to write about this particular topic? Is this a topic that you are discussing in another course? Is this a topic that concerns you in particular?
6) Is there anything else you would like for me to know before reading your essay?

The Annotated Bibliography
An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your middle ground essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. In two to three sentences summarize the text. I will be checking for grammar as well. This is what makes it an a?annotateda? bibliography. A sample is shown below. You may use the same annotations that you turned in with an earlier essay. However, if I pointed out errors to you in these annotations, you must fix them. If you used additional sources within your middle ground essay, you must include these sources in your annotated bibliography.
Annotated Bibliography
Clark, Irene L. The Genre of Argument. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace,1998. Print.

Clarks textbook identifies the major steps to developing a well-researched and well-written argumentative essay. Professional essays are included in the text as models.
Ward, Russ. Logical Argument in the Research Paper. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1997. Print.
Augmenting the steps to writing an argumentative research paper is information about proper documentation. The Toulmin System, an important aspect of a well-planned paper, should be studied carefully.