Your final research paper will elucidate the outline you submitted for Essay #3.

Your final research paper will elucidate the outline you submitted for Essay #3. You must include (that means quote and cite) five sources, adding one from what you used for Essay #3. Here is a sample structure for your essay: I. Introduction: Hook, context, thesis statement and at least three reasons that support your thesis statement. II & III. Body paragraphs: Discuss the first two reasons you laid out in your introduction including QUOTED AND CITED evidence IV. Counterclaim: Consider the other side of the issue and refute that side. You should have at least one quote stating the opposing argument and at at least one quote to refute that argument and argue your side. V. Final body paragraph: This should be your strongest argument and, of course, include quoted and cited evidence. VI. Conclusion: Restate your thesis and main arguments, and give your reader a takeaway message.
VII: Works Cited Page: This should be updated from Essay #3 and ONLY include works that you actually cite in the paper.
I will evaluate your final exam on:
A clear thesis statement
At least three body paragraphs with clear, logical support from reliable sources (databases). You must incorporate all you learned throughout the course including your knowledge of: different modes of writing, avoiding logical fallacies, establishing ethos, using ethos, pathos and logos, using and citing evidence, and writing at a college-level. The style will be formal; utilize the standards of American English. Avoid first person, 2nd person, and contractions.
I will be looking at MLA formatting for the entire essay, as well as in-text citations and a Works Cited page.
I am looking for AT LEAST FOUR sources from the MDC databases (not Google) and FIVE sources total.
I am not looking for grammatical perfection, but the essay must be readable and free of mechanical errors that distract your reader. Run-on sentences and sentence fragments should be eradicated. All these criteria will be considered in light of the Gordon Rule Rubric.