Should the country rethink policing in view of recent issues involving police violence?

Persuasive essay worksheet

Prepare for the Final Persuasive Essay by completing a Writing Plan. The Writing Plan will help you identify the main elements necessary to compose an effective essay.

Persuasive Essay

The persuasive essay requires you to argue a position on a debatable topic.

You will support your position by conducting research, evaluating evidence, and presenting it in a well-organized essay.

This assignment is based on research. It is not simply a preference or an expression of your opinion.

The goal is to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view by using reliable sources, statistics and facts, logic, examples, and expert opinions.

The essay should address an opposing view, and respectfully state why your position is stronger.

The final essay should include a topic statement, clear position on chosen topic, acknowledgement of the opposing view, clear purpose and direction, and effective conclusion.

Revised essay should be error free and consistent in tone, point of view and verb tense.

Three reliable sources are required to support your position.

Reliable sources include Keiser Library, Google scholar, and others approved by your instructor.

Choose one of the following Writing Suggestions or you may choose a topic relevant to your career or studies. The topic must be debatable , research based  and relevant to your career.

HEALTHCARE: Should mask mandates be enforced during times of disease outbreak, such as COVID 19?

BUSINESS: Should the national federal minimum wage be raised from its current $7.25 per hour?

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Should the country rethink policing in view of recent issues involving police violence?

YOUR MAJOR & YOUR INTEREST: Confirm with your instructor prior to choosing this option. Should … email your instructor your question. Begin with “should” to help you develop a clear argument.