write an argumentative essay about grades and student success.
This assignment is required to be a little over 8 pages.
introduction- 1 page
3 body paragraphs – each paragraph should be 1.5 pages double spaced
1 counter paragraphs – each paragraph should be 1.5 pages double spaced
conclusion 1- page
So on avg two resources used in body and counter
what also needs to be used pathos, logos, ethos and kairos
evidence needs to be scholarly based
” note from professor” —
Look at it as making 3 or 4 short arguments, supporting your thesis, rather than writing a single longer essay.
Format for each section:
Short Introduction: This is often Kairos based- Explain why this evidence is important to talk about now in relation to your larger topic.
Present your evidence/analysis. Using multiple argument types will make your argument stronger:
Starting with Pathos based arguments (often stories and real-life examples)can lead effectively to the Logos/Ethos arguments.
Finish with explaining to your audience the relationship between the your evidence/analysis and your larger thesis.
Remember to write for your audience: College educated middle class Americans. AKA parents who went to college.
Also, remember to not write all of the sections exactly the same. Keep the writing interesting for your audience.
make sure you start collecting appropriate evidence for your counterargument. Evidence and argument is as important for your counterargument as it is for your argument.