This essay needs fixing. You need to make sure that it follows the instructions (very important), 16 citations from 8 sources. I included the hard copy source. Now you are ready to utilize the eight sources, including the five articles that you used in Essay 2. You will find 3 additional articles, 2 from the MCC databases and one hard copy source that is NOT from the internet. See the Unit 4 Selfie Discussion Board for posting a selfie holding a hard copy book or magazine. Remember: Two articles must be from MCC’s academic databases and one will be a news worthy magazine article or material from a book that is not from the internet—for a total of at least 8 sources. YOU can USE the text book FOR THIS ESSAY if you find an article in the text that works for your position essay. IN OTHER WORDS, if you do not have an e-version of your text and if you are creative enough to find an article from St. Martin’s to use as your hard copy, you may do so. IF YOU FIND AN ESSAY IN St. Martin’s THAT YOU CAN USE, YOU WILL LIST THE ARTICLE ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR AND ESSAY TITLE. The text book will be included within the works cited entry, along with the Axelrod and Cooper listed as editors. (See your book’s MLA model for “A Work within an Anthology,” page 564). You will find that limiting your paper to 1000-1150 words will be more difficult than you might think. That’s a very brief essay. So to write a very brief and very effective essay, every word needs to count. First, open your essay 3. You may change these paragraphs some if you like, but hopefully, these paragraphs that you wrote for essay 3 will be your foundation. Now write the counterarguments and rebuttal for each of your arguments (See the outline below). When you are writing your rebuttals in your paper, be sure that you use terms like, “Those who disagree with me say..... . They even believe that..... However, what they are not acknowledging is the fact that.....” Remember, look at each argument and then write what your opponents would say in reference to each argument. For example, if I am writing that adoptive children have a right to know who their real parents are, one of my arguments might be the following: One reason they should have the knowledge of their biological parents is it is simply a human right. After I discuss that argument in detail, giving my reasons for my belief and including a specific example or two, the next paragraph could begin like this: Those who disagree with me say no one should have assumed or automatic rights in a situation such as this. They even say that biological parents often times want to remain anonymous and that revealing names will go against their privacy. And I must agree that they do have a valid point. However, what these opponents are not considering is the agony that children often feel because of that privacy. These children ....... You need to pack in as much evidence as you can. Sometimes you’ll need to explain your warrants, explain your evidence, and provide personal examples. You will not say you are explaining your warrant, etc. You will simply do it. Personal examples can include people you know, have heard about, or whatever. You’ve analyzed how many writers go about trying to prove their points. It’s now your turn to prove your point. Your opinion is your opinion. You do not need to worry about whether or not I hold that same view. You are to use the material that you wrote in the DB 5 #1 exercise. All you should do now is add the counterarguments and rebuttals. After you have finished the essay, go back and add research. See more on the research requirements at the end of this assignment sheet. Complete everything in the order presented. Don’t jump ahead. Below is an outline that you should follow: 1st Paragraph: Introduction—Thesis (the answer to the question) should be at the end of or near the end of this paragraph that is not less than 80 words. 2nd Paragraph: First argument from DB #1 and the discussion (at least 140 words with at least one actual example, not a scenario, an actual “really does exist” example). 3rd Paragraph: Counterargument to first argument (two or three sentences only and then your rebuttal (7, 8, 9 sentences, at least—140 words required) Commented [PC1]: Beginning of the counterargument Commented [PC2]: A second sentence of counterargument Commented [PC3]: The beginning of the rebuttal for that counterargument. Commented [PC4]: MAKE SURE THAT YOU USE KEY WORDS AT THE BEGINNING SUCH AS THESE TO ALERT READERS OF YOUR SWITCH IN POINTS OF VIEWS. Commented [PC5]: Beginning of a counterargument paragraph- --one or two sentences is enough. Commented [PC6]: Transition sentence to move from their opinion to the writer’s. Commented [PC7]: Here is the rebuttal, mine, the writer, explaining why the opponents’ way of thinking is not quite effective. 4th Paragraph: Second argument from DB #1 and the discussion (at least 140 words with at least one actual example, not a scenario, an actual “really does exist” example). 5th Paragraph: Counterargument to second argument (two or three sentences only and then your rebuttal (7, 8, 9 sentences, at least—140 words required) 6th Paragraph: Third argument from DB #1 and the discussion (at least 140 words with at least one actual example, not a scenario, an actual “really does exist” example). 7th Paragraph: Counterargument to third argument (two or three sentences only and then your rebuttal (7, 8, 9 sentences, at least—140 words required) 8th Paragraph: Conclusion—Here you will NOT give new information. You may sum up what you have said, make a plea for change, or make a prediction for the future (do not use words such as “In the future, I predict...”). At least 80 words. Your paper should meet these requirements: it should • Be between 1000-1150 words (it may go over no more than 300 words) • Include a word count somewhere on the first page. • Be typed in Microsoft Word, NOT WORD PERFECT OR PAD. I CAN’T OPEN THESE. YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED IF I CAN’T OPEN YOUR ESSAY. • Be written in correct English grammar, with correct spelling • Be saved • Utilize at least eight sources, including the five articles that you used in Essay 2 for a total of 8. You will find 3 additional articles from EBSCO host or ProQuest They must be from these two databases. If you have less than 8 sources in your essay and less than 8 sources cited at least twice in the essay, your grade will be an automatic 38. Your Works Cited should have at least 8 sources listed in alphabetical order. The hard copy will not have an access date. You must do the following: • Back up each of your arguments with at least one source; • Have at least three arguments to back up your claim; • Have at least two citations from each source and a total of at least 16 citations total; Count them. Do not use more than 20 citations in your paper, as this is your argument, not a researched report. • Do not use more than two quotes. Paraphrase everything. • Have a Works Cited page with at least eight sources, which are cited in the paper; You must use the assigned articles, plus 3 more--two from EBSCO or ProQuest and one non-Internet, non-electronic source. • Introduce each source in full, (author’s name and title or article only) the first time you use the source, and use author’s last name thereafter. • • SPOTLIGHT EACH CITATION BY PUTTING IT IN BOLD PRINT. If you have two different citations back to back, highlight one with a color so it will count as a separate citation. • YOU WILL NOT HAVE PAGE NUMBERS FOR THESE ONLINE ARTICLES AND YOU MUST NOT MENTION THE NAME OF THE MAGAZINE IN THE CONTENTS, JUST THE AUTHOR AND TITLE OF THE ARTICLE. You will have page numbers for the hard copy source. These are questions to keep in mind when you proof your own paper. A Blackboard Discussion Board will list the questions you are to use in critiquing someone else’s essay. You should test your own against those questions as well. The grade you assign to the essay is not the grade that I will use. This is supposed to help the writer make corrections by showing him/her what could happen (good or bad) when he/she turns in the essay. o Is essay convincing? o Any fallacies? If so, explain. o Are sources introduced first time in full-- author’s full name, full title of the article? o Is author’s last name used thereafter, or some other noun or pronoun to refer to the author? Not using attributive tags result in a 30 point deduction. o MLA form used correctly? If not, where? Explain corrections. o Does the essay meet length/source requirements? If not, assign essay a 48 or less or you will lose points on your own essay if you fail to follow through on this part of the critique. o Is the essay on the right topic? A “no” is a 48 or less. o Correct number of citations? A “no” is a 48 or less. o Are citations correct? A “no” is a 48 or less if more than half are incorrect. o There should be no last names in parenthesis. Even though this procedure is not incorrect, it is not to be used for this assignment. Authors' names should be used as attributive tags within the sentence. If o The Internet sources will NOT have page numbers. Failure to use the correct format will result in a 30 point deduction. Is the format correct? DO NOT MENTION THE NAME OF THE MAGAZINE IN YOUR CONTENTS. o Is the Works Cited correct? Is it alphabetized? Double-spaced? Indented appropriately? Formatted correctly, such as abbreviated months, etc? If the answer to either is "No," the result is a 50 point deduction. o Does the evidence meet the STAR criteria? o Is the paper error free in grammar, sentence structure and punctuation?