STEP 1: GATHER SOURCES BASED ON MY TOPIC I ATTACHED…I HAVEN’T GATHERED RESEARCH YET
Use the research you have gathered to complete this design grid. Focus on the following:
- Refine your arguments for your position, and having clear evidence to support each argument.
- State the counterargument clearly with evidence, and construct a rebuttal position to it also using evidence.
STEP 2: DRAFT – 1000 words
This draft should be written in full paragraphs, and should include an introduction, body paragraphs that offer affirmative arguments and two counterarguments (with rebuttal) and a conclusion.
Focus on having a strong overall position (thesis claim) and developed paragraphs that offer clear reasons supported by evidence.
Remember that part of your credibility as a writer is built on transparent and accurate summarizing and integration of source materials. Use MLA to your benefit in this essay with proper in-text citations and a corresponding Works Cited list. The Writing Process module contains information on MLA that will be of value.