This final writing assignment allows you to present an analysis of the best reasoning on each side of your
issue. In the process, you will get to demonstrate some of the key skills you have learned during this
course. In particular, you will demonstrate the ability to create high-quality arguments on both sides of an
issue, to support your reasoning with scholarly sources, and to provide a fair analysis of the strength of the
reasoning on each side. Use the same topic as you did on your previous papers and make sure to
incorporate any relevant feedback you got from the instructor on your previous writing assignments. For an
example of how to complete this paper, take a look at the Week 5 ExamplePreview the document paper (in
Your paper must include the following sections, clearly labeled:
Introduce readers to your topic; include a brief preview of what you will accomplish in this paper.
(approximately 150 words)
Present the best argument on one side of the issue. (approximately 150 words)
Express your argument in standard form, with the premises listed one by one above the conclusion.
Defense for First Argument
Support the first argument as well as you can, using academic sources to demonstrate the truth of key
premises. You may also choose to clarify the meaning of key premises and to explain how your reasoning
supports the conclusion (approximately 250 words).
Present the best argument on the other side of the issue (approximately 150 words).
Express your argument in standard form.
Defense of Opposing Argument
Support the opposing argument as well as you can, using academic sources to demonstrate the truth of
key premises. You are welcome as well to clarify the meaning of premises and/or to explain the reasoning
further (approximately 250 words).
Analysis of the Reasoning (approximately 350 words)
Evaluate the quality of each argument, addressing whether key premises are true and whether the
conclusion logically follows from them.
Analyze arguments for any fallacies committed or for any biases that may influence either side. Do you feel
that one argument makes a much stronger case than the other and why? (There is no need to “take sides,”
only to assess the quality of the arguments.)
Support your analysis with scholarly sources.
Conclusion (approximately 150 words)
Provide a brief conclusion and summary of your issue and how it can best be addressed by critical thinkers.
attached is an example of week 5 final paper and the paper that has been previously written for week 5
with the changes that need to be made