So far this semester, you have explained and analyzed various exigencies, and you have explained and analyzed how two works presented ethical, logical, and emotional appeals to drive arguments. In you last major essay, the researched argument, you need to persuade a particular group of people (your rhetorical audience) to change their opinions and/or alter their behavior in some way.
To be successful, you will need to do the following:
1. Choose a significant, debatable issue relevant to the people on the continent of Africa and/or of African descent.
2. Identify your claims about the issue and specify your intended readers (what opinions and behaviors do you hope to change?).
3. Develop logical, ethical, and emotional appeals to convince your readers. (ethos, pathos, logos)
4. Explain and partially refute some objections to your claims.
5. Cite at least three different sources throughout your paper, one of which must include ideas opposed to your own. Please do not use internet sources that does not end with G
You will also need to:
1. Integrate each source at least twice throughout your paper. One of your sources must come from the text Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies.
2. Provide a brief summary of at least one of your sources.
Your final essay must be seven to eight pages in length (not counting the Works Cited page) and in proper MLA format.
The first draft: This draft should be at least 2 pages in length and should contain a good introductory paragraph and thesis.
The second draft: This draft should be at least 3 pages in length.
The final essay should be complete of the full essay.