Rivers use of cell phones while vehicles are in motion should be prohibited

Argumentative Essay

Write a 750-1,000 word essay on one of the topics from pages 302-303 of Steps to Writing Well *TOPIC* (Drivers use of cell phones while vehicles are in motion should be prohibited)

A good argument should have at least three strong supporting reasons so this proposition can be supported.While all persuasive essays should consider opposing views by acknowledging, accepting, and refuting them, a writer taking an unpopular position will need to go even further in countering at least some of the opposing arguments.

In constructing your proposition, keep in mind this simple formula:

Opening paragraph introduces the issue and ends with the proposition statement

Paragraphs 2 & 3present two strong supporting reasons for the propositionas adoption

Paragraph 4presents one argument of opposition, which you disprove

Paragraph 5-presents another supporting reason and transition to the conclusion

Paragraph 6concludes with summarizing support for the proposition and dismissing, but dismissing with acknowledgment, the opposition to the proposition.