Analytical Argument Essay
Take a Position, Persuade Readers to Act, and/or Propose a Solution
Assignment: Write a minimum 1,250 word essay (approximately four pages) in which you attempt to influence your readers through careful analysis and persuasive argument. Include a minimum of three sources and a Works Cited page. Follow MLA format for in text and Works Cited citations.
“What is an argument? Formally, an argument is a series of statements arranged in a logical sequence, supported with sound evidence, and expressed powerfully so as to sway your reader or listener” (VanderMey 248).
What is persuasion? Persuasion is a challenging task, requiring that you convince readers to believe you, rethink their perspectives, and [ . . . ] change their minds and [or] their actions (283).