Evaluation Argument (Value claim thesis) assignment
Step one is to choose a subject. The problem that you perceive as an author is that I (your audience) don’t agree with your aesthetic or moral based opinion on one of the following subjects although I am open minded. You will be arguing that your opinion is better than mine and trying to get me to change my mind to agree with your opinion. The assignment will fulfill course outcomes 1,2,3,4,and 7 from the syllabus. Choose one of the following subjects to evaluate.
A controversial musician or band or song Donald Trump
A controversial athlete A controversial author or writing
President Barack H. Obama Media’s effect on body image
College tuition rises Net Neutrality
Online “Revenge” Pornography
Step two is to choose your value word for the paper’s thesis (your overall opinion to argue). I want you to use a word or words from the list below because the following words are very vague and can be defined a number of ways during your paper. This will hopefully give you more freedom to play with definition methods.
Immoral Terrific Degrading Terrible
Beautiful Hideous Asinine Uplifting
Amoral Obtuse Moral Effective
Once you construct your thesis, you need to define your value word in the body of your paper using at least three definition methods (first part of the pro body). Then you need to match the subject to the definition using at least two pieces of research (second part of the pro body). You need a con argument also containing one piece of research that disagrees with your thesis. The paper needs standard introduction and conclusion sections and a Works Cited page. The paper length should be around four-six pages, typed and double spaced.
Each essay written should have the following features:
A clear and refined purpose
An effective tone
Consistent use of conventions for standard academic English