Project #161863 - Argumentative Essay on Capital Punishment

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Due By (Pacific Time) 01/07/2017 06:00 pm

The project consists of an Argumentative Essay on Capital Punishment that satisfies the highlighted below...

Portfolio Project

The portfolio project is an evolutionary collection of work-related products specific to the subject of the course. Students organize their portfolios in a systematic manner for the purpose of communicating and demonstrating what a student has learned and achieved in the context of the course. This concept facilitates the application of theory learned in the course by providing the student with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in the context of student professional goals and competencies. The portfolio also enhances the assessment of student practice-related skills, which are difficult to measure through traditional comprehensive examinations. Each portfolio project completed during the program will become one of the work samples in the Student Portfolio. The portfolio item for this course is an argumentative essay.

Argumentative Essay

You are to select an issue from the list provided by the instructor and formulate a written argument, using all the critical thinking tools studied during this class.

Selected/Approved issue: Capital Punishment…

Use Chapters 7, 8, and 9 of your course text, A Rulebook for Arguments, by Anthony Weston, to guide you in formulating your paper's argument.

The argument paper will be in APA format, and should be 1,750 to 2,250 words in length. Select an issue to argue.

The Argumentative Essay will have:

  • A title page (cover page)

  • An introduction

  • The body of your paper

  • A conclusion (that summarizes the content of your paper)

  • A reference page


    Be sure that your essay answers the following questions:


    A clear statement of the issue.


    What is your position on that issue?


    What is your basic argument on the issue


    What is a possible rebuttal of the argument?

    Note: Again, be sure and use your course text, A Rulebook for Arguments, as a guide in preparing your paper.

    Parenthetical citations and reference page: Be careful when using direct quotations, paraphrases or terms suggesting absolute facts or values, as these must be supported by parenthetical citations in the body of the paper, and an entry on the reference page.

    You must use a minimum of five scholarly sources, with citations and references formatted in APA Manual style, which are recent (within 5 years).

    A superior paper will demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking appropriate for undergraduate-level scholarship. The paper must be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors, with good sentence and paragraph structure.

    Course Text:

    Kirby, G., & Goodpaster, J. (2007). Thinking (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

    Weston, A. (2009). A rulebook for arguments (4th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.




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