One of the most discussed and debated topics in the past few years has been about whether or not vaccinations should be required for children, especially in regards to their being allowed to attend school and participate in other public activities.
Some cite public health concerns while others claim individual freedom. Read and review the section in the book covering Rogerian Argument beginning on page 192. For our purposes, we will be utilizing Rogerian Argument for this essay. Use ALL of the support material you were assigned for your homework this past week. Cite each source at least once in your essay. This is an argument essay and you will be arguing one side of the topic against the other. However, remember that in Rogerian argument it is crucial that you address the opposing side’s best arguments and address them fairly and effectively. There are three (3) things to do when addressing counterargument.
1) Refute: Show where their point is wrong and provide evidence
2) Concede: Admit that they have a legitimate point. This shows that you are looking at the topic in a fair and balanced manner.
3) Partially Concede: Show that the opposing side has a point, but is only partially correct, which weakens its argument. Address at least two (2) of the oppositions most compelling counterargument in your essay. Write this essay in the third person POV.
Craft your essay in MLA style. Refer to the MLA section in Canvas for guidelines.
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Craft a clear and concise thesis statement. Please refer to the section on Thesis Statements in Canvas.
Craft an MLA works cited page. Refer to the section titled “MLA Works Cited Page” in our Canvas. Give your essay an effective and engaging title.
Utilize and cite material from ALL of the assigned work for this unit, i.e., week #1 homework at least once. Refer to the Course Documents section for guidelines and instructions on how to cite.
DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE MATERIAL OTHER THAN THAT FROM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #1. ANY USE OF UNAUTHORIZED OUTSIDE MATERIAL WILL RESULT IN A ZERO FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.