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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: pp. 69-81
Lesson
Week 3 Assignment
Link (Word doc): Con-Paper Template
Minimum of 3 academic articles (from the Week 3 Assignment)
Apply the following writing resources to your posts:
Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text
(Links to an external site.)
Link (website): APA Citation and Writing
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Instructions
For this assignment, complete the following:
Review the Toulmin-model outline (Week 2 Lesson) and your completed Week 3 Assignment (Con-Position Proposal). Assess any feedback provided by the professor and/or your peers.
Compose a position paper representing the con side of your new topic. (See the Con-Paper Template). The paper should include approximately 6 developed paragraphs:
Introduction (with thesis statement)
Context paragraph
3 body paragraphs (focusing on 3 cons)
Conclusion
Apply a formal tone appropriate for academic audiences, maintaining an objective 3rd person point of view – no 1st person (I, me, my, we, our, us, mine) or 2nd person (you, your). Avoid contractions, clichés, and slang terminology.
Use the provided template to assist in formatting the title page and document.
Incorporate at least 3 scholarly sources into the paper. Cite all sources in APA format, both parenthetically and on a reference page.
Before submission, proofread and edit carefully for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Not every error will be flagged automatically in word-processing programs, and some that are flagged as errors are actually correct.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages (not including the title or reference pages)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page (minimum of 3 academic articles)
Grading
This activity will be graded using the Con-Position Paper Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 6
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday