An argumentative essay is one that makes an argument through research. These essays take a position and support it through evidence, but they are interested in expressing a specific argument supported by research and evidence. In an argumentative essay, you will make an argument for the way you see it from your point of view; however, you must also provide the other perspective (rebuttals), demonstrating with evidence why you believe your opinion should win out. It will be comprised of an introduction with a claim (otherwise known as a thesis), with data to support it. Rebuttals help to strengthen your argument by anticipating counterarguments.
- Write an Argumentative Essay.
- TOPIC: Is it OK for a pop artist to make a mash-up, a combination of two or more pre-recorded songs into a new recording, take another artist’s music, change it, and call it his/her own? What are the pros and cons of this type of music-making? Is it fair to everyone? Explain why or why not. This information must be contained in your thesis statement. Remember to begin with your thesis statement and purpose and end with a summary that restates your opening statement, using different words.
- Your paper should be three (3) full pages in length (approximately 280 words per page), double-spaced, written in 12 pt font, and must conform to MLA guidelines. Do not use extra spaces between paragraphs.
- Use at least three different sources. Cite them in the paper as endnotes and provide a fourth page that contains only the Works Cited (the sources you used for your paper).
- Remember to use your own words–paraphrase all work and cite all sources. Your work will run through SafeAssign to check for plagiarism.
- Type your paper into a Microsoft Word document, save the file and then upload the file.
- Upload your file by clicking “Browse My Computer” to Attach File.