Should Prostitution be Legalized Assignment | Homework for You
this paper has to be at least twelve paragraphs long, which is approximately 2500 words. 10 citations. There is an attached planner for the essay to be filled out as well. I have created a worksheet for you to help you plan your research paper. I hope that you remember the discussion we had about ethos, pathos and logos. If so, I hope you remember that there is a special type of logos appeal called the “condensed argument.” This type of condensed argument means that it is logic appeal with a lot of assumptions built into it. If we think about any condensed argument, we can begin to strip out the assumptions that the conclusion is based on. In this case, we call these assumptions “warrants.” The word warrant really just means a reason. (So for example, in the phrase, a warrant for someone’s arrest really just means that a judge has created a document with a reason for someone’s arrest.) Warrant means reason.
When you create the thesis statement in the format of an assertion followed by three statements, the format we have been using in class, the three statements are actually your condensed arguments for the essay. So on the planner, at the top, put in your topic, and then write down the thesis statement in the format of the assertion and the three parts of the argument. Next, take each of those three part, and put them into the planner as a condensed argument for part 1, a condensed argument for part 2, and condensed argument for part 3.
Once you have done that, start analyzing your condensed arguments to extract the warrants. Strive to get four warrants for each condensed argument. Also, pull out at least one objection and your rebuttal for each condensed argument. You can do one for each warrant if you want to, but try to find at least one for each condensed argument.
Once you have this worksheet filled out, you have your essay almost written, believe it or not. Each warrant (you will have twelve), and each objection and rebuttal (you will have three) can be its own paragraph in your essay. That means that you actually have twelve paragraphs planned, and you only really need ten body paragraphs (and an introduction and conclusion). So chose the ten best, and write those paragraphs. Add an introduction and conclusion, and that the first draft of your research paper done.
When you chose your ten best warrants or objection-rebuttal pairs to write about, choose based on what you have drawn from articles that you can quote from to substantiate your position. As I have said before, it is really difficult to get good quotations from trying to research on the topic level because it is too general. Instead, once you have your warrants defined, use those to search in the databases for relevant articles. You will find material that is much more relevant to what you want to write. This will actually save you a lot of time. It may not seem like it, but trust me, it will save you a LOT of time.
As you read and pull quotes out of what you are reading, keep a running list of citations using the full citation (MLA style) for each article you read. This will also make it easier and save you time when you are trying to do the final version of your document with the in-text citations and the list of works cited.