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Prof. Ramsay - English 101 - Fall 2021: Home

Your Assignment

Write a researched argument about the issue you discussed in Assignment 3. [Either: (a) an issue affecting your future career field, your major field, or your community; or (b) an issue described in the readings you’ve done from the book (who or what is to blame for unhealthy eating, whether women or men face more challenges with work/life balance, how we can bridge the differences that divide us, whether college is the best option, whether technology is good or bad for us)] This paper is your own argument, but you should take into account what you’ve learned during this course: begin by showing the conversation your paper is responding to (“they say”), have a clear statement of your own argument (“I say”), include quotes and incorporate them smoothly, point out possible objections to your argument, use appropriate transitions, and explain why the issue matters. You might also consider adding metacommentary and finding ways to include your own voice, even though this is academic writing.


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