The Argument Essay (500-700 words)
TOPIC: COLLEGE TUITIO IS TOO EXPENSIVE
A clear thesis statement, highlighted in boldface type. I recommend that you write (or at least revise) this thesis statement at the end of your writing process.
2. An analysis of your public issue that contains all five of the policy stock issues discussed in the Essential Guide to Rhetoric pages 46-7. In other words, your essay should define a problem, explain that the problem is not currently being addressed, propose a plan for addressing the problem, and then explain why that plan would work. You should also bring up a potential disadvantage to the plan and then refute it.
3. Citations to at least two sources of academic research that support your position and embedded links to the publicly available versions of that research.
4. A visual image that supports your argument embedded in the text of the essay.