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Learning Goal: I’m working on a article writing writing question and need a sample publish to help me learn.
you will write a research essay that integrates at least two different primary perspectives on a topic and uses at least 4 quality sources.
TOPIC: Should people be restricted from travel in the context of COVID-19?
For this assignment, you’ll write an unbiased research paper comparing and contrasting at least two different viewpoints on a topic of your choice. Your essay should be approximately 1250 words plus a Works Cited page.
Use this strategy if your topic’s perspectives agree/disagree on the same points
The entire article needs at least 4 quality sources to talk about opinions.
I. INTRODUCTION
Begin with a hook–A fact, statistic, etc. that engages the reader with the topic. Avoid beginning with a rhetorical question or personal anecdote.
Now briefly provide context for the topic. Include only information that is needed for a basic understanding of the topic/thesis.
Identify the specific controversy, problem, topic, or research question and its significance/relevance.
State your thesis. Your thesis should forecast the focus and organization of the essay, as well as the perspectives that will be discussed.
Transition into the first paragraph. Do not say “In this paper, I will discuss…” or “This paper will discuss…” as these phrases are vague and redundant. The thesis may also act as a transition in and of itself.
II. OPTIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION PARAGRAPH
Begin with a topic sentence that introduces exactly what the paragraph will focus on.
Provide information that readers will need to understand your paper. Make sure to only include information that supports the topic sentence for this paragraph.
Transition into the next paragraph.
III. POINT ONE (Positive aspects of restricting travel)
Begin with a clear topic sentence forecasting the focus of the paragraph. Which perspective/point will this paragraph focus on? Whose perspective is it? How is it related to the topic in the thesis?
Present evidence and support with quotes and paraphrases from reliable sources. Remember to cite!
Explicitly link claims and evidence back to thesis.
Conclusion sentence that wraps up the paragraph and transitions into the next one.
IV. COUNTERPOINT ONE (Negative aspects of restricting travel)
B egin with a clear topic sentence forecasting the focus of the paragraph. Which perspective/point will this paragraph focus on? Whose perspective is it? How does it respond to the perspective addressed in the previous paragraph?
Present evidence and support with quotes and paraphrases from reliable sources. Remember to cite!
Explicitly link claims and evidence back to thesis.
Conclusion sentence that wraps up the paragraph and transitions into the next one.
V. CONCLUSION
Restate the thesis in new terms. Briefly summarize and synthesize the overall conversation.
Raise points or questions for further research on the topic.
Leave readers understanding why this conversation matters. “So what?”
NOTE: Keep in mind that it’s possible you may need to dedicate more than one paragraph to each point/counterpoint.
NOTE: Include as many complete body paragraphs as needed.