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- ENGL-112 Lawrence Paper#3 The Persuasive Essay Purpose To persuade the reader to accept your point of view on an issue and/or to motivate the

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ENGL-112 Lawrence Paper #3: The Persuasive Essay Purpose: To persuade the reader to accept your point of view on an issue and/or to motivate the reader to take an action. Length: The paper should run about three typewritten pages. (Your Works Cited section can take up part of the last page.) Outline: Since an outline will be required for future research papers, and since preparing an outline for this paper helps to ensure that your paper is logically organized, I am requiring an outline for this paper. Preparing an outline before you write can help you organize your material, but you may write your outline after the paper is finished if you so wish—doing so can help assure that your paper is logically organized. Make sure your outline matches the content of your paper. Weight: 125 points. Topic: There is a wide range of persuasive topics. There is a list of possible topics in this handout. Research: Use outside sources (minimum of three, including at least two recent periodicals) to support your argument. This isn't a research paper per se. I prefer that you choose a topic on which you could write a coherent essay without doing research. In other words, if possible use your research findings to support your argument, not to create it. Documentation: Credit your sources through in-text citations and a Works Cited section. Use APA documentation style. (Don’t use both!) Plagiarism: To quote our text, “Plagiarism occurs when a writer uses another person’s material without properly acknowledging the debt.” Plagiarism lowers the grade for this paper, sometimes to 0. Keep and hand in copies of your sources to help resolve any questions that might arise about whether you have credited your sources adequately. To avoid plagiarism, follow these guidelines: *Put four or more words taken verbatim from a source in quotes and cite the source. *Cite the source even when you put the source’s ideas (other than general knowledge) in your own words. *Don’t rely exclusively on source material. Draw upon your own ideas and experiences. Handing in a paper you wrote for another course is also considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Audience Analysis: Assume that the paper is being written for Connections , DeVry's literary magazine. Thus your audience is the student body of the school. Keep this in mind when choosing a topic. For instance, an essay persuading the reader to go to college wouldn't have much meaning since the audience is already there.
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Here are some techniques to PYITRP: cost/rewards analysis (for motivational papers)--List costs to the reader for accepting
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ENGL 112 taught by Professor N during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Addison.

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- ENGL-112 Lawrence Paper#3 The Persuasive Essay Purpose To persuade the reader to accept your point of view on an issue and/or to motivate the

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