If you have chosen to use the Classical Outline structure, you will continue with your arguments in support of your thesis this week. You will also address the Opposing Viewpoints and refute each with evidence. See Classical Outline Preview the documentsections III. and IV.

If you have chosen to use the Rogerian Outline structure, you will begin to address your own arguments in support of your thesis, having addressed the Opposition last week. You will also draft a Statement of Benefits that suggests why your perspective is ultimately the more advantageous. See Rogerian OutlinePreview the document sections IV and V.

Resources:

Instructions for writing the Body Preview the document
Instructions for writing the Opposing Viewpoints Preview the document
Counterargument (Links to an external site.) – from the Harvard College Writing center.
Purdue OWL Counter-Argument PowerPointPreview the document
Opposing Viewpoint ExamplePreview the document – This document is a piece of an effective opposing viewpoints section from a researched argument essay. The paper argues against the death penalty, and in this section the writer addresses the opposing viewpoint that the death penalty is a deterrent to crime. You will notice that the writer uses an unbiased tone throughout and also draws on research to support her refutation of the opposing viewpoint.
Instructions:

Classical Outlines: This section of the paper should be 4-6 pages. In this section, you will complete the arguments you have made in the Body section, and then address the Opposing Viewpoints, refuting each with specific evidence. See sections 3 and 4 of the outline.

Rogerian Outlines: This section of the paper should be 4-6 pages. In this section, you will draft your section IV., Arguments in Support of your Thesis and section V., Statement of Benefits.

Review the given resources and directions.
Write the Body 2 Draft.
Upload a copy of your Body 2 Draft section here in order to view your TurnItIn report.
If you have issues with correct use of academic sources, then you must self-correct before you hand in a revised draft during week seven.

Please remember that a high matching score means that you are quoting too much, or your Body 2 section is short compared to the number of sources you have cited. Your paper should be no more than 15% quoted material.

Make sure to include an updated references page with any new sources listed.

Rubric
Body Draft Rubric (2)Body Draft Rubric (2)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody draft meets length requirements25.0 to >22.5 ptsCOMPLETEBody draft is at least 4-5 pages long22.5 to >12.5 ptsPARTIALLY COMPLETEBody draft is 2-3 pages long.12.5 to >0 ptsNOT COMPLETEBody draft is less than 2 pages long.25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody draft fulfills content requirements25.0 to >22.5 ptsCOMPLETEAttempts to fulfill all requirements for selected rhetorical structure.22.5 to >12.5 ptsPARTIALLY COMPLETEAttempts to fulfill some of the requirements for selected rhetorical structure.12.5 to >0 ptsNOT COMPLETELittle or none of the content requirements for selected rhetorical structured are attempted.25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody draft meets formatting requirements25.0 to >22.5 ptsCOMPLETEAttempts to meet APA paper formatting and citation guidelines with some minor issues.22.5 to >12.5 ptsPARTIALLY COMPLETEAttempts to use APA paper formatting and citation guidelines for parts of the body with some minor issues.12.5 to >0 ptsNOT COMPLETELittle or no attempt to use APA formatting and citation guidelines.25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody draft is mostly clear and readable25.0 to >22.5 ptsCOMPLETEAttempts to follow rules for MUGs and follow a clear organizational pattern. May contain minor errors that can be edited in later drafts.22.5 to >12.5 ptsPARTIALLY COMPLETEAttempts to follow rules for MUGs and follow a clear organizational pattern. Some sentences were unclear and/or it was hard to tell how some ideas were related to one another.12.5 to >0 ptsNOT COMPLETEThere were too many MUGs errors for the body draft to be clear.25.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

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