Assignment: Write a Definitional Argument Essay in which to isolate a controversial issue of great interest and importance

  

Assignment: Write a Definitional Argument Essay in which to isolate a controversial issue of great interest and importance in our society; develop your own definition of the term at stake; and argue why that specific issue fits your definition. In doing so, set forth a set of criteria for your definition illustrating each criterion with positive and contrastive examples.

Criteria:

  • convincing introduction
  • providing suitable background
  • showing how the argument is based on a real problem
  • establishing sufficient criteria to support the definition
  • illustrating criteria with examples
  • persuasively addressing opposing views by refuting suggested criteria
  • clearly show X meeting criteria for Y
  • efficient conclusion

  

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