1. In 200 to 300 words, present a plan for the
argument you will be presenting in your paper. In a few sentences each,
identify and explain the following items for your specific argument:
Ethos, pathos, and logos
Thesis statement (the paper’s position)
At least two claims
At least two counterarguments and plans for rebuttal
Questions or concerns regarding the development of your argument
2. n 200 to 300 words, share one of your body paragraphs. Your
paragraph must include a topic sentence, one direct quote, and one
paraphrased passage. Integrate both of these elements into your
paragraph using proper APA in-text citations. In a final paragraph,
provide the original text that you are paraphrasing. Include an
APA-formatted reference list for the sources noted in the body of your
In a separate paragraph,
Explain how your topic sentence supports your thesis statement.
Explain how the quoted and paraphrased material supports your claims and/or adds credibility to your writing.
3. Your assignment will begin with an APA-style title page followed by a
formal outline that presents your thesis statement, topic sentences,
and supporting information for each topic. You will need to refer to
your annotated bibliography to locate appropriate sources for the claims
you intend to present and cite these sources the body of your outline
and on your reference page. Please check the “Research Paper Guidelines”
if you have any questions about the assignment topics. Also, be sure
to review the Model Outline before you begin constructing your own
You are required to format your assignment as a full-sentence outline in
APA style (see the Outline Form in the Ashford Writing Center) that
includes source material from at least two scholarly sources from last
week’s research along with additional research, if necessary. Be sure to
incorporate any useful feedback you have received from your instructor
The outline must be 400 to 500 words in length and formatted according
to APA style. For information regarding APA, including samples and
tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.
4. In 200 to 300 words, share at least one syllogism in support of your
paper. Choose one idea from your paper and list the categorical
syllogism along with its parts in the following format:
Syllogism: Deductive or inductive?__________________________________________________
Premise 1 Claim and Evidence:__________________________________________________
Premise 2 Claim and Evidence:__________________________________________________
End your post with any questions or concerns you have regarding logos, syllogisms, or fallacies.
5. In 200 to 300 words, share your concluding paragraph. Your
conclusion should reiterate the position of your paper by summarizing
your main points and rephrased thesis statement. In a final paragraph,
share your original thesis statement.
In a separate paragraph, identify and explain the following:
What is your conclusion’s closing argument?
In addition, note any questions you may have regarding your conclusion
(e.g., rephrased thesis statement, summarized main points, etc.) so your
classmates can assist you.
6. The Final Research Paper Draft must contain the following components:
A title page and a references page (based upon your annotated bibliography).
An introduction that features a thesis statement that is clearly
articulated and argumentative and/or analytical. Ideally, the
introduction should be a single, compelling paragraph.
Body paragraphs that develop at least one research-supported argument.
(Note: The body of your paper should feature in-text citations that
leverage at least four different sources.)
APA-style formatting, including properly documented citations.
Your draft must be 750 to 2,000 words in length, excluding the title and
references pages. Remember to proofread your work for errors in
grammar, mechanics, style, and formatting. Submit as much work as
possible, whether it is a full or partial draft. Please refer to
“Research Paper Guidelines” as well as Week Five for the Final Research
The purpose of the Final Research Paper Draft is to ensure you are
making satisfactory progress on your Final Research Paper while
providing you with an opportunity to receive direction and feedback from
your instructor. If you find that you are struggling to complete the
draft, make sure that you have read and reviewed this week’s required
activities. Additionally, consider contacting your instructor for
additional one-on-one guidance.