Should homeless people have the right to live on the streets?
Minimum: 1500 words
Maximum: 1800 words
GOALS: Using much of the research you found in previous projects, create the Researched Argument essay in which you support your position using a good variety of quality sources. A minimum of four (4), but no more than 7 sources, should be used in your project. All sources should be listed in APA format on your References page. Likewise, if a source is listed on your reference page, there should also be a corresponding quote or paraphrase attributed to that source.
DESCRIPTION: The researched argument is a document in which you create a sound, valid argument using both your own position and the arguments of others. In order to do so, you will need data/sources; a statement in which you state your position; your assertions about the data that let you prove that thesis; and your research, which gives context to your assertions.
If you include the question in your paper, you should include the answer as well, because that’s where the argument is. A good is statement for this paper should contain 1) a position, 2) a guide to your evidence for that position, 3) a connection between the research and your topic. A question, or a statement of fact, is NOT a thesis.
The paper should:
• contain at least 1500 words (not including the reference page, title, or header), but no more than 1800 words.
• have an interesting/descriptive title.
• be thesis driven and have the thesis listed on your first page in BOLD PRINT.
• cite at least 4, but no more than 7 credible sources: Credible sources MUST include:
✓ 2 (two) scholarly articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. Using sources curated during your Bibliography project is acceptable as long as they are the correct kinds of sources.
✓ at least 2 (two) reputable mainstream (popular) publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.) such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle, USA Today, Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, etc.,
✓ no more than two (2) from official websites (i.e. NFL.com, PETA.org, HUD.gov, etc.)
• conform to APA formatting and citation conventions: Times New Roman or Arial, 12-point font, 1” margins, double-spaced, top right pagination; APA in-text citations and a properly formatted reference page.