Type of essay: Rogerian Argument
Page requirement: Times New Roman, 12 Font, Double spaced. Should be 2-3 pages. Not more than 3. Should be cited correctly.
Opening sentence grabs the readerâ€™s attention and draws them in to the paper.
The issue is introduced, and sufficient background is given to prepare the reader for the paper.
Ends with an issue question.
Two-three paragraphs that discuss major points from the readerâ€™s position on the issue followed by two-three paragraphs that discuss major points from the writerâ€™s position on the issue. Transitions and connections between paragraphs and ideas are smooth and polished throughout (in other words, you can follow the arguments), and clear, focused evidence is presented and explained (the arguments are supported).
Final one-two paragraphs present a common ground position, incorporating elements from the previously presented points to show how both sides benefit from this new position.
Are there three paginated sources cited within the essay and on the Works Cited page?
Are the parenthetical citations within the essay present and correct?
Do the parenthetical citations match up with the sources listed on the Works Cited page (and vice versa)?
FOR MLA helpful links:
1. California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento. â€œCollege Going Rates: A Performance Measure in Californiaâ€™s Higher Education Accountability Framework. Commission Report 07-04.â€ California Postsecondary Education Commission, California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1 Mar. 2007. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=ED499250&site=ehost-live.
2. Carnevale, Anthony P., et al. â€œLearning While Earning: The New Normal.â€ Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 1 Jan. 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=ED574376&site=ehost-live.
3. Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting, and Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE). â€œDo Students Benefit from Going Backward? The Academic and Labor Market Consequences of Four- to Two-Year College Transfer: A CAPSEE Working Paper.â€ Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, June 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=ED566399&site=ehost-live.