An introductory section where you Convince the reader to keep reading by showing that your issue is important Provide background, history and context on your issue If a problem is involved, convince the reader that the problem exists and that it’s serious. Summarize the argument (both sides) Define key terms (if necessary) State your thesis WITH a preview of REASONS why your thesis should be accepted 2. Strong evidence in support of your thesis: Develop each reason with relevant and persuasive summaries and quotations from sources which will concisely and strongly support your argument. · facts, statistics, examples, studies, experiments · expert opinions · appeals to needs and/or values Do not merely patch together sources. This argument is your contribution to the conversation. Refer to others’ contributions sparingly to support your own. Length: 1500 words MINIMUM NOT INCLUDING TITLE PAGE OR REFERENCES. See length guidelines in syllabus. Format: APA Manusсrіpt Format (See APA PowerPoint on Canvas) Sources: Use at least ten credible and in-depth sources as primary or secondary support. EBSCO AND GOOGLE must be substantially represented. Ten quality sources. Dictionary, one-page sources, informational websites such as about.com and yahoo answers and quotation banks may be used but don’t count. Don′t use personal blogs, student paper mills or website hosting organizations. Don′t use sources that don′t have authors or dates without permission. Wikipedia may be used for personal understanding or to find sources, but not cited or counted as a source.