*10-12 pages


*Times New Roman

*12 Point Font

*Clear thesis, introduction, body, and conclusion

*Demonstrated use of citations and topic sentences

*Argue ONE side of the issue (you can NOT be neutral)

-The side you are arguing is that it doesn’t matter to have a championship and be considered a GREAT. I feel like you can use that Championships are a team effort and they add to great players legacies, but many good players who have played the game of basketball or any other sport might not have won a championship.… —You can use the link to help understand more

*Incorporate at least one counter argument using the Rogerian Strategy

This is what a rogerian strategy is: In the introduction to a Rogerian argument, the writer presents the problem, typically pointing out how both writer and reader are affected by the problem. Rather than presenting an issue that divides reader and writer, or a thesis that demands agreement (and in effect can be seen as an attack on a reader who holds an opposing view), the Rogerian argument does not begin with the writer’s position at all.

Next, the writer describes as fairly as possible–typically in language as neutral as possible–the reader’s perceived point of view on the problem. Only if the writer can represent the reader’s perspective accurately will the reader begin to move toward compromise, and so this section of the argument is crucial to the writer’s credibility. (Even though writers might be tempted to use this section of the Rogerian argument to manipulate readers, that strategy usually backfires when readers perceive the writer’s insincerity. Good will is crucial to the success of a Rogerian argument.) Moreover, as part of the writer’s commitment to expressing the reader’s perspective on the problem, the writer acknowledges the circumstances and contexts in which the reader’s position or perspective is valid.

In the next main chunk of the Rogerian argument, the writer then presents fairly and accurately his or her own perspective or position on the problem. This segment depends, again, on neutral but clear language so that the reader perceives the fair-mindedness of the writer’s description. The segment is, however, a major factor in whether or not the writer is ultimately convincing, and so key evidence supports and develops this section of the argument. Like the description of the reader’s perspective, this part of the argument also includes a description of the contexts or circumstances in which the writer’s position is valid.

* MLA Style

*7 secondary sources (Books, Journal and Magazine Articles, Newspaper Articles, Encyclopedias)