Rgumentative Research Paper On Whether or Not Gay Marriage Should be Permitted

Sources: 9 sources minimum

In text citations: At least 10 in text citations (quotes, paraphrases, summaries) need to be included. Please remember, quotes are not always the best way to make use of source material  try using paraphrases and summaries of the source material. Also, no more than one long quote is permitted. If the paper contains more than one long quote 10 points per additional long quote will be deducted from the grade of the paper. Quotes cannot exceed 250 words without written permission from the author of the source you are quoting from. Correct parenthetical documentation is required. Also, all sources cited in the paper must appear on the works cited page.

Format: Typed, double-spaced with proper MLA heading. The paper should have one inch margins. Please save the paper in either Microsoft Word or in rich text format. The paper will require correct MLA documentation  both in the parenthetical citations and on the works cited page.

Audience: You will be writing this paper for a wavering audience of your peers. Remember your audience, and their needs, when you write the paper. (Reminder: wavering audience responds to all types of appeals). When writing this paper you will need to use third person to prevent bias with this audience.


In this paper you will present a clear argument that supports one side of your selected issue. You will need to address at least three specific points for your side of the issue. You will need to incorporate emotional, ethical and logical appeals as needed by your specific audience. You will also need to address at least two points for the opposition and refute those points with evidence.

Carefully consider your organization when writing this paper. It is also important that you have a strong thesis and clear topic sentences that allow the reader to understand the argument. Use cluster paragraphs to develop the complex ideas. Transitions are important in connecting your ideas and moving the reader through your argument.

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