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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

and classmates.

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

Paper instructions.

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.

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