In addition to being written at a college level:
Your argument essay (mini-research paper) must be 750 - 1000 words, typed, double spaced.
Your essay must have an introduction, at least three body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
You must include correctly documented quotes and correctly documented paraphrases or summaries from four good outside sources. Note: Remember to enclose the exact words of your sources in "quotation marks."
Use MLA rules for documenting your sources.
You must use in-text citations each time you use the words or ideas of your sources in the essay.
You must include your works cited list at the end of your essay (for help, use the Bedford Bibliographer) . Include the URL for online sources. Scan and attach pages from print sources.
Use sources to support your own ideas. Of course, you are expected to use expert opinion, facts, statistics, and other information you find in your research.
Get organized before you begin to write!
Check for plagiarism!
Select one of the following topics for your essay:
Topic #1: Write a documented argument essay for or against illegal immigrants receiving social services, for example, food stamps, welfare, and medical care.
Topic #2: Write a documented argument essay in favor of or against the Great Wall of America between Mexico and the United States.
Topic #3: Write a documented argument essay supporting or opposing Arizona's new stringent immigration law. (Read more - Many states are taking steps to implement this law.)
Topic #4: Write a documented argument essay for or against the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors).