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Topic issue: Rising Price of Childcare (Topic proposal draft is attached)
For your Ethical Argument, write a position essay on the controversial issue you have chosen. Examine the issue critically, take a position, and develop a reasoned argument in support of your position.
When your essay is finished, you need to have included the following elements: a clear thesis statement, at least three supported pros, two refuted cons, and a solid introduction and conclusion.
You will be expected to avoid fallacies in your argument. You’ll also need to conduct a little research for this paper using at least three sources to support your position. Interviews are acceptable if the person you’re interviewing has experience or expertise with your subject. Database sources are highly recommended. Internet sources are OK as long as you can verify the credibility of the cite you’re using. (Do not use Wikipedia as one of your sources, however.) You’ll also need to use proper MLA documentation and citation.
An important note about the Ethical Argument: this is a difficult paper that requires you to learn and implement many skills that may be unfamiliar to you. It requires the smooth integration of research, the persuasive presentation of evidence, the avoidance of illogical reasoning, the use of MLA documentation and presentation, and the avoidance of plagiarism.
Here is a general organizational model for your Ethical Argument essay:
Introduction & Thesis
Pro 1
Pro 2
Pro 3
Con 1 & Refutation
Con 2 & Refutation
Conclusion
***MY THESIS: The government should provide subsidies (amount would be determined by multiple factors) to childcare provider centers. This would allow centers to increase wages for employees creating a greater incentive for them to stay at the job (which helps strengthen connections to the children being provided for), to help with lowering the high cost of childcare to parents making it more affordable to lower-income families, and to help increase the services (classes/amenities) & quality of care (children provided with higher quality of care is associated with more developmental benefits) offered at childcare centers.
The main purpose of your Introduction is to engage the reader’s interest (often with a story or captivating fact or statistic that illustrates your argument) and to introduce your thesis. Your thesis is one sentence that clearly states your subject, your position, and the reasons why you believe the way you do (your pros). The thesis is generally the last sentence of your introduction.
1. Your pro statements are reasons why you believe the way you do. You’ll want to give consideration to the order in which you present your pros in your paper. Some people like to put the most compelling, persuasive one first, while others prefer to build up to it. Whichever method you choose, think deliberately about why you’ve ordered your pros the way you have.
2. Devote at least one separate paragraph to discussing and supporting each pro. It’s also useful for the reader if you announce your pro in the topic sentence (the first sentence) of each pro paragraph.
I would then spend the rest of the paragraph supporting and developing this point. This is where research and reasoned logic would come in. In an ethical argument paper, the reader expects you to present logical, accurate information and to back up what you say with research. You’re not allowed to simply throw out unsupported points, no matter how obvious they may seem. You’ll need at least three pro statements. You can have more, but I’d rather see you present three well-developed pros than five or six less well-supported pros.
1. Once you’ve presented your pro statements, you’ll want to present your con statements. Cons are arguments against your thesis (the Counterargument sources from your Annotated Bibliography).
This is a con because it clearly presents an opposing point to your argument. Your job is to come up with two cons that the intelligent reader who disagrees with your position would have. Try to think of the most obvious objections to your argument; it doesn’t persuade anyone when you come up with minor cons that no one cares about. Discussing your subject with someone who doesn’t agree with your position is an effective way to establish those cons. Devote at least one paragraph to your discussion of each con.
1. Of course, since cons go against your argument, and you’re still interested in persuading the reader over to your point of view, it’s important that you refute the cons. This means that you first identify the major objections to your argument as the cons, and then you argue against them. You can do this in one of three ways:
• Show the opposition is wrong. Sometimes, the con statement is factually inaccurate, even though many people believe it to be true. If this is the case, you’ll need specific evidence from your research to back up the invalidity of the con.
• Show the opposition has some merit, but your point is just as good. Sometimes, the con does have validity, and it’s to your benefit to acknowledge that. You can argue, however, that your own view is just as valid, and hopefully, the weight of the rest of your argument will be enough to keep the reader persuaded toward your thesis.
• Show the opposition has merit, but your point is stronger. If you can acknowledge the validity of the con but show that your point is even stronger, you run an excellent risk of making the non-believer believe. You’ll need specific evidence from your research to make this happen.
Conclude with a summary paragraph of how your Ethical position is superior to other positions or claims. Once your argument’s been presented, your conclusion will wrap up your essay. The conclusion’s job is just that: to wrap up; don’t introduce new points in your conclusion. Revisit your thesis (don’t restate it word for word, though), and drive home your argument one last time.
Have an MLA Works Cited List. An average length for this essay is 800 to 1250 words. Your paper (including your rough draft) should be double-spaced.
After writing your essay, follow these steps.
1. Print your draft and read it out loud. Listen for vague or filler words, awkward, wordy, or unclear sentences, and grammar errors. Mark these problems on your draft.
2. Examine your thesis statement. Is it clear? Does it take a position? Is it located at the end of your introduction? Does it list your pros? Do you discuss and support at least three different pros? Do you note and refute two cons? Is your introduction interesting? Do you use at least two sources and include a proper Works Cited Page? Does your conclusion provide satisfactory closure to your essay?

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