Upload Assignment: Unit 7 – Final Draft of the Everyday Argument with Purpose Statement
- Assignment Purpose: This assignment will put your academic argument to real use as you create a persuasive text for a real-world audience outside of the university setting. Your purpose statement will explain how you considered audience and purpose when decisions about your everyday argument.
Assignment Description: Submit your Everyday Argument Project here. Review the assignment sheet
before submitting to make sure your project meets all the requirements. Remember to include a purpose statement that answers the following questions:
- Who is your audience for the everyday argument?
- Why is the type of argument you chose the most effective way to reach that audience?
- What is your main claim? In other words, what do you want your audience to do?
- How do you appeal to the audience’s emotions?
- How do you establish credibility with your audience?
- Assignment Parameters:
- The choice of audience is clear and the type of argument chosen for that audience is appropriate. There is evidence of the argument being created specifically for that audience
- There is a logical core to the argument (logos). Author credibility is established (ethos). An emotional appeal helps the audience relate to the argument (pathos)
- The text follows the conventions of other texts in that genre. Formatting, content, and tone are similar to other arguments of that type.
- Unit 7 – Reflection: Writing as a Way to Deepen UnderstandingAssignment Purpose: This purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your writing as a way to deepen your level of understanding.
Assignment Description: In a one to two page reflection, explain how writing can be used to deepen understanding and work through complex ideas. Give several specific examples of ways you have used writing as a means of learning in school, work, or other areas of your life.
(Hint: this is writing to demonstrate learning, so be sure to relate parts of your reflection to lessons, activities, or assignments from this class.)