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Argument Synthesis Prewriting Closes

This assignment provides you with the opportunity to receive individualized guidance, feedback, and assistance with your argument synthesis essay.

For this assignment, you will need to know what rumor, conspiracy theory, misinformation, or urban legend your argument will address, and should have all three of your sources within reach. You may also find it helpful to refer to Chapters 5 and 13 of our textbook (Behrens and Rosen).

Assignment Description

This assignment will require you to:

  1. State which which topic your essay will address,
  2. Explain why you chose this topic,
  3. Explain how this topic has affected you and others,
  4. Brainstorm/list supporting claims for your argument,
  5. Describe the kinds of support you will use,
  6. Provide an update on and describe your research progress,
  7. State which counterargument you will refute,
  8. Identify any concessions you will make,
  9. and create a tentative outline for your essay.
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