Essay Three "Grey Matters"

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Essay 3 instructions – “Gray Matters” - WR 122 Winter 2011

Choose one of the Questions at Issue that are posted on Blackboard under Course

Information (see “Questions at Issue for Essay 3”). Decide whether you would answer "yes" or "no" to the Question you have chosen and then construct your enthymeme. Remember that you are arguing for something (your claim), but that you also need to include a counter argument (acknowledge an alternative point of view to the one you are arguing). If you have difficulty with the enthymeme, refer to the enthymeme worksheet (see Blackboard).

I will require you to use at least 3 quotes or statistics from in-class sources in order to become more comfortable working with sources. In-class sources include assigned essays from Fields of Reading, as well as film clips, websites, or any other work that we’ve used or mentioned. You may also use up to 4 outside sources, if you so desire (you are not required to use an outside source – only the in-class sources). Please remember to be sparing with quotes, and don’t depend on them as the sole source of your points. Make sure that you use MLA format for in-text citations and include a works cited page for any information cited. Remember that you can find instructions on citations on MLA format in Rules for Writers or the library’s website. Remember too that you must include in-text citations and a works cited page (points will be deducted if you do not do so).

The page length for this essay should be 6 pages (that means at least 6 full pages) - roughly 2,500 words typed and double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman (if you are not sure of your word count, use the Tools drop-down menu in MS Word).

Do not stress out unduly if you are not exactly at this page limit by the 3.1 due date (3/3). You have time to get to that page length by 3.2 (due 3/15). However, try to include as much of your argument as possible in your 3.1 as this means that your peer partners will be able...