Writing assignment 3: research supported essay on unemployment

The essay should have the following elements:

·        An engaging introductory paragraph.  You might even want to cite sources in the opening paragraph to make your opening engaging to the reader.

·        an effective and clear thesis statement

·        a statement of definitions and background on the topic. 

·        You will want to define any terms necessary for the reader.

·        You may want to provide a historical background on the topic.

·        unified, supported, and coherent body paragraphs that defend the thesis

·        sources cited throughout the body paragraphs that support the arguments in the paper.  Balance direct quotes with paraphrasing.  At least ONE direct quote per paragraph.

·        an effective conclusion

·        a “references” page that lists the sources cited.  The references should be listed in APA format.

·        The sources and citation format for this essay

·        You are required to use at least six sources for this essay.   I will provide you 4 Sources.


Length: 1500-1700 words


Due date:  6/24/15



Sample Persuasive Outline Format.


ØPresentation of Writer’s Position

·        Reason 1

·        Reason 2

·        Reason 3…

ØSummary of Opposing Views

ØResponse to Opposing Views




This paper is worth 45% of my grade so I would like a quality paper with good grammar by the due date requested.  Please do not waste my time.  If you are interested please email me 3 reasons you plan on using and for each reason give me a sample topic sentence so I can assess how well you write.  You also must be available to make corrections on my feedback.