Essay must have the following components: introduction, background, support for your claim, opposing views, rebuttals, and a conclusion 1000 words minimum MLA style. Clarify these components in your outline. This essay must include a minimum of five sources. Three should peer-reviewed sources, preferably from the APUS databases. You may use eBooks; however, as discussed in your textbook, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles. You may also use primary sources (interviews, statistics, etc); however, these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field. Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:
an introduction and claim,
and a conclusion.
Within the body of your essay, make sure to include the following in any order:
support for your claim,
opposing or alternate views,
The Annotated Bibliography
An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Toulmin essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. In two to three sentences summarize the text. I will be checking for grammar as well. This is what makes it an “annotated” bibliography. A sample is shown below.
Annotated Bibliography (Centered)
Clark, Irene L. The Genre of Argument. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Print.
Clark’s textbook identifies the major steps to developing a well-researched and well-written argumentative essay. Professional essays are included in the text as models.
Ward, Russ. Logical Argument in the Research Paper. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1997. Print.
Augmenting the steps to writing an argumentative research paper is information about proper documentation. The Toulmin System, an important aspect of a well-planned paper, should be studied carefully.
Here are three of the five references that i want used in this essay:
Shue, H. (2006). “Torture in Dreamland: Disposing of the Ticking Bomb,” Case Western Reserve. Journal of International Law 37, nos. 2 and 3 p. 231.
Sussman, D. (2006). “Defining Torture,” Case Western Reserve. Journal of International Law 37, nos. 2 and 3, p. 23.
Henry Shue, “Making Exceptions”, Journal of Applied Philosophy 26, no. 3 (August 2009), p. 310.