Checklist for Argument/Persuasion Paper
Please turn this in with your final draft.
_____Introduction states thesis clearly and forcefully.
_____Argument contains logic (reason, facts, statistics, appeals to authority), ethics (the right tone), and emotion (personal experience or observation).
_____Argument contains refutation of opposition in at least one paragraph.
_____Argument uses signal verbs and signal phrases to introduce quotations, summaries, and paraphrases.
_____I have a minimum of three (3) outside sources. These sources are varied and did not all come from the Internet.
_____All outside sources, including ideas, are cited using MLA style in-text citation.
_____Paper is not simply a stringing together of other people’s ideas.
_____Paper contains a Works Cited page in MLA style.
_____I have proofread the paper for mechanics, punctuation, and grammar.
_____I have turned in copies of all outside sources.
_____Paper is my original work.