Published on October 17, 2015
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com CheckPoint: Persuasive Essay Topic Appendix A will familiarize you with the phases of the writing process as well as the deliverables that will be due throughout the course regarding your persuasive essay. A Persuasive (or an Advocacy) Essay is a type of research paper that asks that you take a stand on an issue and defend it against opposing points of view. Issues are researched, and the objective is to provide supporting evidence in favor of the position selected as well as to anticipate counter arguments against your position. Course Syllabus Page 9 COM 120 COM 120 Effective Persuasive Writing • Resources: Appendix A; Ch. 9 (pp.131-151) in The Bedford Guide for College Writers (7th ed.); Taking a Stand section of the book companion Web site at http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/bedguide/ • Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Individual forum] • Select a topic for your Persuasive Essay from the list in Appendix A, or suggest another topic. Submit it for the instructor’s approval. • Post your response to these questions: Why did you select this topic? In what ways would this topic be a good choice for a Persuasive Essay?