The Toulmin assignment
This essay should be between 900 and 1000 words. This essay will help you practice what you have learned so far in this course. First, you will choose a topic of interest. Make sure that you choose a topic with two opposing sides. Then, you need to research that topic in order to specify the topicâ€™s scope, so it can be easily discussed in a shorter, 1000 word essay.
Here is a list of topics to choose from
- mandatory vaccinations
- legalizing performance enhancing drugs
- net neutrality
- use of drones for mail deliveries in the US
This essay must include a minimum of five sources. You may use eBooks; however, as discussed earlier this semester, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles. You may also use primary sources (interviews, statistics, etc); however, these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field. If you cannot find strong sources for your chosen topic, then change your topic.
Make sure to include the following sections in your essay: introduction and claim, background, body, and conclusion. Within the body of your Toumin essay, make sure to include the following in any order: support for your claim, opposing or alternate views, scholarly research, and rebuttals.
Use MLA format.
Let the reader know why you chose this particular essay. Does this essay discuss an issue that is facing you currently? Next, discuss whether or not your essay is peer-reviewed. How do you know? State the claim of the essay. Then, discuss how the author proves this claim. Is the author using the Toulmin method? Use complete sentences, give citations to back up your points, and create a final works cited citation for this essay.
Should be at least 200 words. It must include MLA citations â€“ both in-text and an should be at least 200 words. It must include MLA citations â€“ both in-text and an end citation.