Argue whether or not sweatshops are inherently good or bad for the people who work in them
1/ This is Refutation essay.
2/ Using MLA fomat for paper: Times New Roman, 12 font size, and double space.
3/ Using this outline and following it for paper.
a. Identify the work being criticized.
b. Present thesis – argument about the work.
c. Preview your argument – what are the steps you will take to prove your argument.
II. Summary/Evaluation of the work
a. Does not need to be comprehensive – present only what the reader needs to know to understand your argument.
b. Where does the argument go wrong?
III. Your argument
a. Your argument will likely involve a number of sub-arguments –mini-theses you prove to prove your larger argument true. For example, if your thesis was that the author’s presumption that the world will soon face a “clash of civilizations” is flawed because he inadequately specifies his key concept, civilizations, you might prove this by:
i. Noting competing definitions of civilizations
ii. Identifying how his examples do not meet the example of civilizations
iii. Argue that civilization is so broad and non-specific that it is not useful.
b. This should be the bulk of the paper – I want to read your argument about the work, not a summary.
a. Reflect on how you have proven your argument.
b. Point out the importance of your argument.
c. Note potential avenues for additional research or analysis.
4/ Using these sources for the essay to make claim/evidence.