English 1c

Proposal Argument Essay

How can parents raise children to be productive and resourceful?

Research

Find four articles on this subject, two making the case against and two making the case for your proposal. Choose only from reputable websites.

Brainstorming

Based on your experience and what you’ve read in those sources, make a list of reasons for and against, then decide where you stand on the issue and formulate your thesis statement.

Writing the essay

In a well-organized essay discuss this issue and support your claims with quotes and information from your sources. Devote a good part of your paper to presenting the opposite point of view and respond to it. Avoid fallacies and emotional or vulgar language.

The paper must be 3 -4 pages long, MLA style, double spaced, Times New Roman size 12 font. Include in-text citations and a Works Cited page with the corresponding references you used.