Argumentative Research Paper, and its Annotated Bibliography. on â€œAre beauty pageants a way to objectifying women and childrenâ€™s?â€
Answer for the topic : Yes, because Beauty contests are harmful. It teaches children the worth of a person is almost solely based on appearance.
Construct an 8-10 page argumentative research essay based on the topic and thesis statement. Your essay must include:
1) At least four scholarly sources (but no more than eight)( edu. or .gov || no .com .net!)
2) A main claim that takes a stand and is debatable, specific, focused and clear.
3) Ample evidence to support your claim (statistics, examples, expert testimony and field study) 4) Your own reasoning on the issue
5) Your own analysis of the evidence used and explanation of how it works to support your thesis.
5) You must also include TWO counterarguments / acknowledgments of the other side of the issue.
Remember, this is a culmination of your research on a topic AND a demonstration of your ability to defend your position. Remember your AXES; and, most importantly, avoid fallacies at all costs!!
essay must be in MLA format with a works cited page and include An interesting title:
2) An interesting hook: question, quote, personal story, humor, definition or shocking statistic 3) must have Thesis statement andTransitions between topics
- 4) Introduction of secondary sources: In Joe Smithâ€™s (authorâ€™s first and last name) essay (median of print) â€œCollege Composition and Researchâ€ (title of essay) he argues __________
- 5) A conclusion that ties back to your introductory paragraph and proposes a solution or call-to-action.
Annotated Bibliography Assignment: annotate FOUR sources for the research essay. What should you have on your annotated bibliography?
1) A proper citation in MLA format
2) A summary of the article / essay you are using as a secondary source: What are the main
arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked
what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will
determine how detailed your summary is. For our purposes, it should be at least one full
3) Evaluation: After summarizing a source, it is helpful to evaluate it: Is it a useful source? How
does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Was this source helpful to you? How
does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project?
Has it changed how you think about your topic? For our purposes, it should be at least one full