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Students will be researching a topic of choice based on the following list and creating an argument essay as the result of their research.
What is an argumentative research paper?
The argumentative research paper consists of an introduction in which the writer clearly introduces the topic and informs his audience exactly which stance he intends to take; this stance is often identified as the thesis statement. An important goal of the argumentative research paper is persuasion, which means the topic chosen should be debatable or controversial.
“Genre and the Research Paper.” Purdue OWL, Purdue University, Mar. 2011, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/02/. Accessed 7 Nov. 2017.
There are many sources of information -- websites, books, magazines, journals, newspapers, friends -- and which sources you use depends on your needs.
For your college research needs, your sources need to be credible; meaning reliable/authoritative, accurate, trustworthy, unbiased and backed up with evidence.
For more information on how to evaluate a source for credibility, please consult our How to...Identify Scholarly Information Research Guide.