The academic essay Assignment in this unit will be a written cohesive argument for the change in your community or workplace that you have been writing about throughout the course. The Assignment should take the form of a persuasive academic essay in which you will provide reliable evidence from at least four sources to support the argument for change that you are advocating. You will also need to address a counter-argument or misconception about your topic within the essay as the ability to do so is a key component of a strong argument. Essentially the essay will reflect what you have learned about writing effectively using research and creating a logical argument to influence an audience.
In accordance with Kaplan Universitys plagiarism policy students must not self-plagiarize by submitting an Assignment for two different grades; therefore you must not submit a paper for this Assignment that has been graded in whole or in part for another class whether at Kaplan or another institution. For further insights on self-plagiarism please review KUWCs resource Self-Plagiarism (podcastortranscript).
Your persuasive essay will need to meet the following criteria:
Achieving the above criteria should be your main goal with your academic essay. A strong and well-supported argument will be at least 4 pages (1000 words long) not including the title page and references page.