For your next assignment, you will write a stance   essay

For your next assignment, you will write a stance essay.   A stance essay takes a  position on a topic and argues  and supports that  position with evidence.

For your next assignment, you will write a stance   essay

For         your       next       assignment,       you        will         write     a              stance   essay.   A             stance   essay     takes                a              position                on           a              topic      and        argues  and        supports              that        position                with       evidence.

Consider              your       topic:
· What   possible               positions/arguments      are there?

· What   position                resonates            with       you?      (Which  position                do           you        believe is correct?)

· What   are         your       main points?

· What   are         the         counterpoints? Are         you        ready    to            dispute them?

· Do        you        have      enough evidence             to            effectively          support                your argument?

For         the         stance   essay,   your       personal              voice     (your     perspective)      should  come     through.                This        is             just        like         assignment         1,            except  you        should  maintain              a                formal   tone.For              this         essay,   you        will         need     to            support                your       points   with                credible                sources.               You’re   ready    to            take       a              position                on           the         topic                you        have      been     writing  about!

Important           note:     Stance  Essays   DO          incorporate        research              exclusively          from      the                WebText.            DO          NOT       use         outside sources.               If             you        have      written a                Stance  Essay     in            a              previous              course, please   reach     out         to            your       professor                to see   if             you        can         re-use   it.            You        are         not         permitted           to            use         ANY                paper    from      an           unrelated            current or            past       course.

INSTRUCTIONS:

You        are         required              to            use         your       WebText             to            draft      your       essay     in            the                templates!
Compose             a              three-four          (3-4)      page      paper    in            which    you        do           the         following:
1. Use   third      person  point     of            view      (POV)    and        the         appropriate        voice     and        tone                throughout         your paper.

a. Did     you        use         third      person  pronouns?          (he,        she,       they, their)
b. Does your       personality         carry      over       in            your       writing?                Are         your       word     choices                personal              and consistent?

c. Is        the         tone      formal? Does      it             express                your       attitude                about    the topic?
2. Write                an           introduction       paragraph,          which    includes               your       thesis    statement.         It                is             suggested           that        this         paragraph           contain 5-7          sentences.

a. Does your       introduction       include solutions              or            approaches        on           the topic?
b. Does your       thesis    statement           include three     supporting          reasons                that        clearly   express                your       stance   on           the topic?

c. Is        your       thesis    statement           clear      and concise?

d. Does your       introduction       provide a              preview               of            the         rest        of            your essay?
3. Write a supporting/body paragraph for each of the three (3) points/reasons from your thesis statement. It is suggested that  each      paragraph           contain at            least      5-7 sentences.

a. Do      your       body      paragraphs         support                each      point     of            your       thesis    with       relevant                examples            orstatistics?

b. Do     you        address                the         opinions               or            concerns              that        your       audience             might have?

c. Did you paraphrase, quote, or summarize properly to avoid plagiarism? Did you comment on each quotation? Do you        limit       quotes  to            no           more     than       25 words?

4. Write                with       logic       and        with       transitions           throughout         your paper?

a. Are    your       ideas     consistent           and        well-organized, i.e.,        chronological     order     or            order     of importance?

b. Do your ideas flow     from one sentence to the next and one paragraph to the next, in the order presented in                your thesis          statement?

5. Write                a              conclusion           paragraph.          It             is             suggested           that        this         paragraph                contain 5-7 sentences.

a. Did     you        paraphrase         or            restate the         thesis    in            a              new way?

b. Did you leave a lasting impression, so that your readers continue thinking about your topic after they have finished reading?

6. Apply                proper  grammar,            mechanics,         punctuation       and        SWS       formatting          throughout                your paper.

a. Did     you        check    your grammar?
i. The     way        words   are         put         together              to            make     units      of            meaning:             Sentence                structure,            pronoun-agreement,etc.

b. Did    you        check    your       essay     for mechanics?

i. All        the         “technical”          stuff      in            writing: Spelling,               capitalization,    use         of            numbers                and        other     symbols, etc.

c. Did     you        check    the punctuation?

i. The     “symbols”           used      to            help       people  read/process     sentences           the         way        you        want                them     to            be           heard and understood: Periods,               question              marks,  commas,                colons,  etc.

d. Did    you        format  according             to            SWS       style?    (See       requirements below.)