In this unit’s Assignment, you will write a persuasive thesis statement related to the argument for change you have been developing in previous units and evaluate the effectiveness of that argument using the Toulmin Model. You will complete a worksheet for this Assignment. First of all, you will revise the provisional thesis statement that you generated in the previous unit’s Discussion. Make sure the thesis is concise (1–2 sentences) and clearly expresses a persuasive argument that offers a solution to a problem. Then, identify what type of claim your thesis expresses (policy, value, cause, etc.) For more on creating effective persuasive thesis statements, review the following Writing Center resources:
• “Give Your Paper Direction: Developing a Strong Thesis Statement”
• “Writing a Thesis for a Persuasive Essay”
Part II: Next, describe how you will use the appeals of logos, ethos, and pathos to make your argument more compelling to your audience. You can review the Writing Center resource on the appeals here: “The Three Appeals of Argumentative Writing.”
Part III: Finally, valuate your argument based on the Toulmin Model. You will identify the claim, warrant, grounds, and rebuttal related to your thesis and discuss logical fallacies to which the thesis may be susceptible. You can review the Writing Center resource on creating a logical argument here: “How to Support an Argument and Avoid Logical Fallacies” and the podcast on the Toulmin Model
Use this Worksheet to complete the Assignment. If any references are made to sources, they should be cited in APA 6th edition style both in-text and on a separate references page
See the following KUWC resources for further guidance on APA manuscript formatting and APA citation formatting:
• KUWC: “Common Citations in APA Format ”
• KUWC: “Citing Sources Tutorial” (video)
• KUWC: “What is Plagiarism?” (podcast or transcript)
Click the following link to access the grading rubric your instructor will use when assessing your Assignment: Unit 4 Assignment Rubric.
Click the following link to see a sample Assignment: Unit 4 Assignment Sample.
Submitting your Unit 4 Assignment: Remember that you must use Word for this and all Assignments submitted for this class in order to be reviewed and graded by the instructor