Essay and formal essay outline – Argumentation

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ARGUMENTATION

Note:

Reflecting on the four gender-related videos below,

  1. Create a detailed formal essay outline
  2. write a well-organized and well-supported essay in which you help challenge society’s limiting gender narratives.

A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief background on the topic or situation. In this case, it would be an explanation of gender roles, stereotypes, myths, and/or controls in society today. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be a statement affirming what needs to be done to limit gender narratives in society today.

A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the paper. Will you have a paragraph for each change? Will you divide the body of your paper into three or more paragraphs, one for each point? In any case, each body paragraph must support (explain) your reasoning (rationale) using specific details. Each body paragraph must have a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph.

The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world. In this case, where is our society headed? Is it too late for change?

Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade.

Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.

The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay.

This essay must include no less than SIX citations from the assigned background material for module 2. Citations are to be a combination of direct quotations and paraphrased quotations with or without the author’s name. No other sources are to be used for this assignment.

Assignment Expectations

  • Write an essay (no less than four pages in length) that states and supports an original thesis statement in which you help challenge society’s limiting gendver narratives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify credible and reliable sources for use in a well-supported and cohesive essay.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a direct quote, paraphrased, or summary citation in APA Style

Formal Essay Outline

I. Introduction

Introductory Paragraph

A.Opening sentence (attention getter)

B.A brief summary to introduce the topic

C.Thesis statement

II. Body

First Body Paragraph (1st supporting point)

A.Topic Sentence states 1st supporting point

B.Expand and give specific details

C.Provide support using examples and if assigned, quotes

D.Analysis (analyze/connect evidence to supporting reason and argument)

Second Body Paragraph (2nd supporting point)

A.Topic Sentence states 2nd supporting point

B.Expand and give specific details

C.Provide support using examples and if assigned, quotes

D.Analysis (analyze/connect evidence to supporting reason and argument)

Third Body Paragraph (3rd supporting point)

A.Topic Sentence states 3rd supporting point

B.Expand and give specific details

C.Provide support using examples and if assigned, quotes

D.Analysis (analyze/connect evidence to supporting reason and argument)

III.Conclusion

A.Restate main point of the essay

B.Summarize supporting reasons

C.Concluding thoughts to leave a lasting impression on the reader

Sources

Argumentation, Trident University International

Integrating Sources and Intro to APA, Trident University International

How to evaluate sources: Introduction. (n.d.). The Bedford Research Room: Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/webpub/Ektron/ReWr…

4 Ladies get the ‘cover model’ makeover of their dreams … And then hate the results. (n.d.). Upworthy. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://www.upworthy.com/4-ladies-get-the-cover-mod…

Miss representation. (n.d.). Miss Representation. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://film.missrepresentation.org/

The mask you live in. (n.d.). The Representation Project. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://therepresentationproject.org/films/the-mask…

Watch these 4 girls destroy the female stereotype like the monsters they are. (n.d.). Upworthy. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://www.upworthy.com/watch-these-4-girls-destro…

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