The argumentative/persuasive essay is a research paper, not a personal essay. Include your thoughts and ideas in the essay, but by writing only in the objective, academic third person. Do not use first person (I, me, my, us, we) or second person (any form of “you”). Please review this information about writing in third person.

You must include 2-3 outside resources in your assignment to support the main points in your essay. These may not include .com or .net domain website sources. Locate academic journal articles in the library, or consider using scholar.google.com to help you find academic-related sources.

Remember that overall, your work should be paraphrased, not filled with numerous direct quotes. In the instance you must use the exact words of a source, make sure you include that additional information of the page (Smith, 2014, p. 34) or paragraph (Smith, 2014, para. 3) reference in the in-text citation.

The submission should include:

  • An APA formatted title page
  • APA in-text citations
  • Two to three (2-3) pages of written work (not counting the title or references pages)
  • An APA formatted references page