The U.S. Should not Build a Wall Along the Southern Border

Argumentative Research Paper
Outline

Instructions:

• Complete the following outline for your argumentative paper in PENCIL.
o This is an outline, so you do not need to write everything down. Just get your main ideas down.
• Take your outline to the Writing Center or to a WRAP appointment. Have the tutor check your thesis, content, and introduction.
o Does your thesis:
 Have a clear, focused issue?
 State your opinion on the issue?
 Outline your main reasons?
o Does your content:
 Support your thesis sentence?
 Include clear, relevant evidence?
 Show how the evidence supports YOUR ideas?
o Does your introduction:
 Have an interesting, relevant hook?
 Provide focused, essential background information on the issue?
• Write what the tutor recommended you change/fix in the space below.
• Make those changes on your outline.
• Submit your tutoring slip with this paper.

What did the tutor recommend you change or fix?

  1. Introduction
    a. Hook:

b. Background:

c. Thesis (issue/opinion/reasons):

  1. Reason 1:
    a. State your Reason:

b. Evidence Supporting your Reason:

c. Explain How the Evidence Supports your Reason:

  1. Reason 2:
    a. State your Reason:

b. Evidence Supporting your Reason:

c. Explain How the Evidence Supports your Reason:

  1. Reason 3:
    a. State your Reason:

b. Evidence Supporting your Reason:

c. Explain How the Evidence Supports your Reason:

  1. Counter-Argument
    a. Opposing Viewpoint – Why do people think your wrong?:

b. Rebuttal – Why is the opposing viewpoint wrong or weak?:
c. State your Reason:

d. Evidence Supporting your Reason:

e. Explain How the Evidence Supports your Reason:

  1. Conclusion
    a. Restate Thesis

b. Tie Ideas Together

c. Closing Thought/Call to Action

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS