You must use the either the Toulmin or Rogerian method of argumentative writing, or everybody paragraph must have a correctly employed parenthetical citation.
Schools in the United States have often been criticized for its inability to properly educate its students; however, there are some features of American education at are work well in some places.
Find an area of improvement that you are passionate about specific to public education in this country.
-Write a cogent argument identifying the problem
-Thinking about your stance about
-Finally, solving the issue from your original thoughts, experiences, and information presented throughout the course and in your studies throughout your entire collegiate experiences.
This paper should follow all the formal measures of solid paper writing.
This paper must be at least five pages in length,
This paper must present an original, innovative idea to fix our national problem.
Formulate a restricted, unified, and precise thesis statement
The introduction is a cohesive paragraph that includes a unified and precise thesis that presents an arguable point, clearly states the point of the paper, and is relevant to the overall scope of the paper.
Organize essay content into introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs; Compose restricted, unified, and precise topic sentences for paragraphs;
Ideas are ordered logically/emphatically.
Topic sentences relate to and properly support the thesis.
Effective transitions make connections to thesis and/or preceding paragraphs.
Construct and organize unified, coherent, and well developed paragraphs
Content presented within body paragraphs is thorough, well organized, and maintains focus on supporting topic sentences.
Write informatively, argumentatively, and analytically
Central idea supported by significant materials (facts, figures, examples, quotations, or other details). Reasoning is skillful; reflecting a thorough understanding of the topic at hand, and evidence used to support the argument is rigorous and insightful. Other points of view are adeptly noted and refuted
Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of plagiarism by correctly summarizing, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and acknowledging sources through in-text parenthetical and end-of-text bibliographic documentation according to MLA, APA, or Chicago format.
Essay thoroughly and effectively incorporates material from secondary sources through responsible use of quotations, summaries, and paraphrases; in-text citations are correct, and quotations (from both primary and secondary sources) are set up correctly and integrated into the discussion effectively.
Demonstrate the ability to use library and online resources to locate and evaluate material relevant to a specific topic
Integrates material from at least five sources, including three or more sources from the PGCC Library; sources are appropriate for an academic essay (e.g., articles from research databases, peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, or .org websites) and effective for the topic at hand.
Apply grammar and usage rules correctly; develop clear and concise sentences
Very few, if any, grammatical or punctuation errors. Style reflects a formal academic essay free of slang, jargon, and clichés. Sentence structures are varied (some simple, some complex) and precise. Overall, the style contributes to the overall effectiveness of