Laptops/ The Researched Argument/

PURPOSENow that you have had the experience of writing arguments in various styles, you are ready to expand your efforts and practice the central process of most professional writingresearch. Since re search is a fundamental aspect of the colle ge learning process, you will be asked to practice the incorporation of research into an otherwise straightforward argument. ——————————————————————————————————————– ASSIGNMENTPick an item of technology (your choice); then write a persuasive argument supported by research that answers this question: Is the item of technology good or bad for the United States?(**Note that the question asks about an item; that means you must choose an actual thing that you can touch. So, for example, you cannot write about social media, as it is not a physical thing.**)——————————————————————————————————————– LENGTH REQUIREMENTS1]Length: The essay must follow the outline described in the Essay #3 lectures, which includes a two-paragraph Introduction, 3 paragraphs presenting points for your side, an Opposition paragraph, a Response to the Opposition paragraph, and a Conclusion (8 paragraphs total).RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS1-5]Sources: You must quote from a minimum of 5 different outside sources–at least one quotation from each. (You may, of course, quote from more than the required 5.)6]Databases: All of your 5 required outside sources must come from the database archive accessed through the HCC Library homepage. (If you use more than 5 outside sources, the extra sources can come from anywhere you choose.)7] Paraphrasing: **You may not paraphrase any of your quotations, required or otherwise. 8-10] The 3 Forms: You must use the three fo rms of quoting material (Sentence-Style, Incorporated-Style, and Blo ck-Style) at least once each in your essay. FORMAT REQUIREMENTSYour entire paper must be in the MLA format. This means: 1]Appearance: the appearance of the pages must be in the MLA fo rmat *Do not include a Title Page, 2]In-Text Citations: the in-text citations must be in the MLA format, and 3]Works Cited page: the Works Ci ted page must be in the MLA fo rmat. (You must use the MLA Style Guidelines fo und on the Purdue Owl web page for all of the formatting.)
AUDIENCE Remember, in an argument, you are attempting to persuade people who would normally disagree with you and your belief s, so religious arguments cannot convince people who are of another fa ith. I will consider them as being off-topic when grading this assignment. ADDITIONAL GRADESYour final grade for this paper will include a grade for the research (quality and use). **Please keep in mind, though, that the research grade is just 1 of 8 grades that your paper will get. Do not ignore the basic components of an argument that you have practiced in Essays #1 & 2. The research should really be no more than 10-15% of the total essay.