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To ensure you include the appropriate elements in your argument paper, you must organize all of your research. This assignment will help you to determine what pieces of research you would like to include in your paper, and which claims and statements the selected research will support. The outline you create will be used as the basis for the Week 5 Final Argument Paper assignment. Follow these step-by-step instructions as they are presented, to guide you through the assignment.
Part 1: Research and Evaluation
Conduct a search in the University Library for three peer-reviewed journal articles that relate to your topic and the reasons you hold your position about that topic, which you outlined in your Week 1 Topic Selection Worksheet.
Review the articles you selected, and highlight information that supports your reasons for your position.
Evaluate each article you intend to use with the Evaluating Resources Worksheet in the Center for Writing Excellence. Your sources should meet the evaluation criteria listed to ensure they are appropriate for your paper. You will use the information from this evaluation in Part 2 of this assignment, but you will not submit this evaluation document.
Part 2: Thesis Statement and Outline
Create an outline of your argument paper using the Argument Paper Outline Template.
Complete the following areas of the Argument Paper Outline Template. Replace the template text with your information.
You do not need to include the introduction and conclusion paragraphs this week, as you will be working on those next week.
Submit your completed Argument Paper Outline Template to the Assignment Files tab.