The Opposite Paper builds on your research proposal and your annotated bibliography. At this point, you are being asked to join the conversation on your topic, and in doing so, you will take a clear stance on your central research question.
Your paper will be 6-8 pages double spaced and include an introduction, body paragraphs, a conclusion, and a References page. You should use the full APA format.
Persuade your audience of your main claim (thesis) using effective and credible sources as evidence.
Demonstrate awareness about your role in the conversation about your research question and thesis by acknowledging what is at stake in your analysis.
Integrate secondary sources in a way that accounts for aspects of the academic conversation that are relevant to the paper’s thesis.
Include a title on the first page that reflects the complexity of the paper’s general purposes.
Include proper in-text citations of each source consulted or referred to and an appropriately formatted references page following APA guidelines.
Observe the standards of academic writing discussed in class and avoid sentence-level errors and lapses in tone. Produce fluid and precise prose with appropriate transitions throughout.
Show clear logic and avoid logical fallacies.