Instructions for Argumentative Essay
For Essay 3, you will write an argumentative essay based on one of the topics below:
You must choose ONE of the following topics
- Euthanasia- position: AGAINST
- Some people may feel pressured to request euthanasia by family, friends or doctors when it isn’t what they really want.
- Palliative care is available which reduces or removes the need for people to be in pain.
- Legalizing voluntary euthanasia could lead to involuntary euthanasia where those who are incapacitated or seen as a burden could be killed.
The final essay must contain at least 1000 words, be double-spaced, and be in 12-point Times New Roman font. APA formatting should be followed throughout the document. You should not use 1st or 2nd person.
Your essay will include five identifiable elements: a debatable thesis, a clear line of reasoning, supporting evidence (some from outside sources), a counterargument, and a rebuttal. Additionally, you will incorporate at least five credible outside sources into this paper to support your thesis and line of reasoning. APA citation, both in-text and on a References page, is required.
Required Processes: For this essay, you will conduct research on your topic, write the first draft, work through the peer review process with your classmates, and revise and edit for a final draft.
Aligning Course Competencies: This assignment develops the following course competencies, supporting learnersâ€™ ability to: 1) Prepare academic writings through the steps of the writing process, 2) Apply critical thinking to the revision and editing process, 3) Use APA guidelines when documenting source material, and 4) Use proper grammar and academic style in writing.
PLEASE USE SCHOLARLY RESOURCES ONLY