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Modern Political Thought: Argument Paper Guide

by: Andrew Edwards

Modern Political Thought: Argument Paper Guide POLS 202

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These notes give tips that ought to be followed when writing an argument paper.
Modern Political Theory
Professor Janet Day
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Andrew Edwards on Thursday February 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POLS 202 at SUNY College at Oneonta taught by Professor Janet Day in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Modern Political Theory in Political Science at SUNY College at Oneonta.

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Date Created: 02/18/16
Modern Political Thought How to write an argument paper By:  Andrew Edwards 1. The paper must be based on a debate with more than one side and on an important topic. 2. Claims are crucial to research and they must include one reason why readers should  support the claim and evidence to support your reasoning. 3. Evidence must be factual and is something you and your readers can observe or is a  widely accepted fact. 4. Prepare yourself for and acknowledge questions readers might have. Structure of Research Argument:  Claim, (I claim that) Reason, (because of these reasons), and  Evidence (which is based on this evidence) OR “I acknowledge these questions, objections, and alternatives, and I response to them with these  arguments” – (Example given by Professor Day) More Information:   No conjunctions (isn’t, hasn’t, won’t, etc.) are used in academic writing.  Periods must be inside quotation marks in a cited quotes when using styles such as MLA.  Anything with four or more lines is a block quote and in styles such as MLA, you give it  its own paragraph and cite the text at the end.  On works cited pages, the first line is normal but the second line is indented five spaces.  There ought to be no double spaces between citations.  Each citation should be in alphabetical order.


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