Using your outline and annotated bibliography from Touchstones 1.2 and 2.2, draft a 6-8 page argumentative research essay on your chosen topic.

DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.

1. Argumentative Thesis Statement Have you included a thesis in your introduction that takes a clear, specific position on one side of a debatable issue?2. Argument Development Are all of the details relevant to the purpose of your essay?
Is the argument supported using rhetorical appeals and source material?
Is your essay 6-8 pages (approximately 1500-2000 words, not including your references or reflection question responses)? If not, which details do you need to add or remove?