The purpose of this first step in writing the Argument Essay is to help you evaluate and arrange your information into an effective essay format.
Argument Essay Part One will allow you to explore the issue you are writing your essay on as a whole.
You will write about the different arguments being made regarding this issue in Part One. By the end of this assignment, you should have a good sense of how you will plan and implement your argument own argument in Argument Essay Part Two.
In the Argument Essay
Part Two, you will then pick a clear side of the argument to focus on.
- Select ONE of these issues:
a. Social media used as a way to hire or fire an employee
b. Social media used as a form of communication in the workplace
c. Social media used as a way for companies to promote themselves
- Based on the issue selected above, write two to three pages discussing both the pros and cons of
that issue. After you discuss both the pros and cons of the issue, end the essay with a concluding
paragraph that states what you think your overall argument will be based on your exploration of
the whole issue.
- Include one piece of evidence in one of the body paragraphs of your essay from an academic and
Please create a Word document or a PDF that highlights the above bullet points. You
may label each part of the prewrite based on the bullet points above. Remember to
include a reference for your direct quote/evidence.
Helpful Information on Finding Sources:
Finding an academic and credible source might seem challenging, but really you have
the entire Post University library at your disposal. Here is a step-by-step guide to
helping you understand the process of finding a source:
- Click on the Library tab in the upper right-hand menu of Blackboard.
- Click on the Eagles E-Search box to access the search engine.
- Here is a brief introduction to “How to Use Eagles E-Search” to find evidence.
- Search using terms that describe the issue you are writing this essay on and find one source
that you would like to use.
- Click into that source and read it.
- Go back to the information page. On the right-hand side of the article information page, you
should see a Tools menu. Click on the “Cite” option under the Tools menu. You will see a
number of citation methods for your article, choose the reference under APA and save it.
• Submit a Word document or PDF.
• Include an APA formatted title page and proper APA style formatting on the document
(Times New Roman, 12 font suggested) with 1-inch margins and double spaced.
• Include the two to three page essay with an introduction, body
paragraphs, and a conclusion.
• Use evidence from an academic and reliable Library resource. Make sure to
include that evidence in your essay with a parenthetical citation and a reference.
Follow proper APA format when including that evidence.
• Use objective third-person language – “he,” “she,” “it,” “him,” “her,”
“himself,” “herself,” “itself,” “they,” “them,” “their,” “themselves.” (Avoid
subjective language, such “I,” “me,” “you,” “we,” “us,”etc.)
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Pages / words-2 / 550
Academic level-Freshman (College 1st year)
Language style-US English