Rgumentative essay about the article, Hitting Bottom: Why America should outlaw spanking.

Topic: Choose a controversial/argumentative topic from the given readings in Chapter 64, pages 641 to 673, that interests you most.
The topic that I chose is an article, Hitting Bottom: Why America should outlaw spanking.
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Format: MLA

Audience: University level students who do not know you.

Purpose: To write a focused essay that shows your ability to write an argument essay considering both sides of the issue you chose, but still persuading your audience to agree with your point of view.

Length: 3 to 5 pages typed double-spaced

Assignment: Persuade your audience to agree with your point of view on the reading you chose. Write an essay clearly defining both sides of the issue and persuade your audience that your point of view is the best one. You may NOT use outside information or research. All support must come from the article itself, your personal experience, insights, and/or beliefs.
Your major task with this assignment is not just to relate your point of view and personal experiences, but also to use your personal experiences and observations to share your point of view in such a way that it persuades your audience. Your specific topic and what you think about it will help determine your thesis. As you write the essay, carefully select the specific details from your life and experiences that will help your reader understand and believe your thesis. Try to avoid details that will distract or confuse your reader.