Instructions:Please carefully read the following assignment details in its entirety.There are many components to this particular assignment and each component is graded.The body of this essay should be between 900 and 1000 words excluding the required annotated bibliography.The Toulmin essay will help you practice what you have learned so far in this course.First you will choose a topic of interest.Make sure that you choose a topic with two opposing sides.Then you need to research that topic in order to specify the topics scope so it can be easily discussed in 1000 word essay.For example you may be interested in learning more about traffic issues in the United States.However that topic is too large to cover in a 1000 word essay.After researching peer reviewed articles that discuss US traffic issues in general you may discover that the metro system in the District of Columbia is underfunded and underutilized. Through your research you found that you could make a claim that more funds should be made available in order to upgrade the metro system which would improve traffic issues in the District of Columbia.This would make for a stronger specific argument.The following overused topics may not be used in your essay:gun control
abortion capital punishment gay marriage gays in the military mandatory drug testing euthanasia childhood obesity women in the military diets (including the Paleo diet)workout regimens (including Cross Fit)underage drinking
salaries for college athletes
dangers of smoking (including e-cigarettes and synthetic marijuana)and the legalization of marijuana
school uniforms This essay must include a minimum office sources. Three should peer-reviewed sources preferably from the APUS databases. You may use eBooks; however as discussed in your textbook books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles. You may also use primary sources (interviews statistics etc); however these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field. If you cannot find strong sources for your chosen topic then change your topic.If you have a question about the validity of a source please email me or post your question to the open forum.Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:an introduction and claim back ground body and a conclusion.Within the body of your essay make sure to include the following in any order:support for your claim opposing or alternate views
the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents’ claims and your rebuttals of their claims.After you have written your essay please make sure to revise the content of your essay.Lastly be sure to edit your essay by checking grammar format and smaller technical details.Please make sure your essay is written in third person.The Annotated Bibliography
An-annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Manitoulin essay. Using the MLA guide list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. Summarize each source in two or three grammatically-correct sentences. These short summaries are the annotations.
The following is a sample of an annotated bibliography.