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Assessment 4—Term Paper

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY TOPICS

INSTRUCTION: CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS FOR THE TERM PAPER.

1. Violence in television programs leads to violence in our society 2. Text books should be replaced by I-Pads and online resources 3. The mass media plays an important role in shaping the opinions and positions of the younger generation 4. People have become overly dependent on technology

5. Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on the first offence Dieting does more harm than goo 6. Sexual harassment is still a major problem in the workplace 7. People be penalized for illegally downloading music, movies, or other protected content 8. Advancement in communication have made communication between people less personal 9. Exam scores are an accurate reflection of student performance 10. Too much emphasis is placed on grades in our educational system

OUTLINE OF ESSAY (5 %)

TOPIC:

I.Introduction: i) Write a general statement (0.5%) ii) Write a thesis statement (0.5%)

II. Topic Sentence 1 (1%):

III. Topic Sentence 2 (1%):

IV. Topic Sentence 3 (1%):

V. Concluding Paragraph – 1 Sentence only (1%):

Guidelines for the First Draft (10%)

TOPIC:

PARAGRAPH 1

GENERAL STATEMENT:

THESIS STATEMENT:

PARAGRAPH 2

1. TOPIC SENTENCE:
2. SUPPORTING DETAILS :
a.
b.
c.

PARAGRAPH 3

1. TOPIC SENTENCE:
2. SUPPORTING DETAILS:
a.
b.
c.

PARAGRAPH 4
1. TOPIC SENTENCE:
2. SUPPORTING DETAILS:
a.
b.
c.

PARAGRAPH 5

CONCLUSION: REPHRASE THESIS STATEMENT + PERSONAL OPINION

GUIDELINES FOR THE TERM PAPER (15%)--UHL 2412-ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION

1. Fonts --12 Times New Roman
2. Spacing--1.5
3. Justify right hand margin
4. Highlight all original text to be used for paraphrasing 5. Submission : A. Outline & First Draft ---> 11th Week –2nd meeting B. Final Draft---> 14th week—1st meeting All writing should be paraphrased, supported by supporting details.

6. For the ‘Outline & First Draft’, add a cover page containing your English name, matric no., section no. and class no.

7. Arrangements of Final Draft
A. Final Draft
B. References
C. Appendices for printed materials (must be highlighted)

8. Final Draft- Essay- 3-5 pages
9. Submission of Final Term paper--has to be bound with a cover page containing your English name, matric no., section no. and class no.

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