Argumentative Essay – School Lunch Shaming

An essay taking a stand and making arguments in support of a view or course of action on the issue, problem, or controversy developed in Writing Project 3.
Clearly focused, debatable, and supportable thesis statement advocating your view on the problem or controversy
Your thesis should clarify your position on the issue. A thesis statement is not a question, nor is it a Blatant Announcement.
Use of evidence from sources, objectively and accurately interpreted, to support your arguments
Effective reasoning that demonstrates how the evidence supports the thesis and the specific arguments being made
A logical organizational structure that clearly and effectively guides readers through the arguments being made
Introductory paragraph, body paragraphs that present and support your arguments, and concluding paragraph, with topic sentences and transitions
Remember to grab your audience’s attention using a strong, effective Introduction, such as a quotation, a thought-provoking question, an anecdote, or a startling fact or statistic.
Use of evidence from sources; at least 10 quotations and/or paraphrases, clearly discernible from each other and from the writers voice and cited using correct in-text citations
At least one counterargument and rebuttal, in which you accurately present at least one viewpoint or claim in opposition to your stance and effectively refute that claim, using sound reasoning and valid evidence
Use of at least 5 relevant and highly credible sources, at least 3 of which come from the Ivy Tech Library databases. (No Print Sources.)
APA manuscript style, as specified by your instructor, with in-text citations and a References list including ALL sources used. (References list does not count in the minimum word-count requirement)
Everything should be double spaced in Times New Roman size 12 font.
Sources should be listed in alphabetical order on the References page, and everything should be double spaced, using hanging indent.
Observation of the conventions of Standard English
A minimum of 1500 words for the final draft