Identify flaws in the argument made in Essay 3
Argue and support a thesis opposed to the thesis from Essay 3
Determine what the most effective counter-argument is
Propose a new solution that solves the problems of Essay 3
Support your argument with evidence
In this essay, you will support and defend an argument for an opposing point of view to the one that you argued in our last essay. You will not be supporting your original thesis. In this assignment, you should argue as though you were a member of an opposition party.
You have some choice as to how you argue a counter-argument. It might be the most straightforward to argue the opposite point, but that might not be a very strong position. Instead, you should aim to argue what you think is the most effective alternative to your original thesis. That might be the opposite, but it might simply be something different.
Just as a good argument often involves a solution, your counter-argument should include a counter-solution if it is appropriate.
Time estimate: 8 hours to rough draft, 15 hours total
Length guideline: 1500 words, not including abstract, title page, references page, etc.
Use at least 8 sources
At least 5 must be academic
At least 2 must be new for this essay
Tips and Things to Consider:
Remember that your job in this essay is to argue for an opposing perspective. Your grade for this essay will be based on how well you can support an opposing point of view.