In the Introduction paragraph, you should educate the reader with background information needed to understand the arguments you will present in the paper. Also, your thesis should appear at the end of your Introduction. Your thesis is should be a single sentence that states what your position or opinion is.
Paragraph 2, the Position/opinion paragraph, you should present one or more fact-based arguments, with citations of your sources that support the position in your thesis. You must include at least 3 separate facts to support your thesis. Paragraph 3 should present arguments that oppose the position in your thesis. You must include at least 3 separate facts to support the opposition view. Do not purposefully present weak arguments of the opposing view? That would be what is called a straw man argument, where you present a fake position of your opponent just to show that you can easily knock it down. Your goal is to show that you understand the best arguments of those who oppose your view. (Note that when you can show that you understand your opponents views, your position is strengthened. If dont understand their arguments, how can you truly say that you know your position is the best?)In Paragraph 4, you will write your rebuttal. Your rebuttal needs to directly address the 3 facts in the opposition paragraph. Do not introduce new arguments in support of your thesis. Also, do not try to counter opposition arguments by stating new opinions or just restating your thesis. You need to meet facts with facts. State things, in Paragraph 5, that can be reasonably concluded from the arguments in your paper. Summarize the reasons that your arguments show that your thesis is more reasonable than the opposition view
Citing SourcesThere should only be two opinions in this paper: Your thesis and the opposing view. The rest of your paper must present arguments based on facts. You will find these facts in your research for this paper. You need to tell everyone where you got your facts. This is called citing your sources.
You will need at least 5 good sources. You may use books, blogs, movie review, scientific journal articles, or websites. Note that websites from government agencies (.gov), non-profit organizations (.org), or educational institutions (.edu) tend to be more reliable that websites with addresses ending in .com. You may use About.com, Wikipedia, or eHow. You will need to cite your sources in APA format. You will also need to list all the sources you cite at the end of your paper, also in APA format. The citation of a source may look like this:The endosymbionts of psyllids are proteobacteria (Spaulding and von Dohlen, 1998). Note that a fact is stated, and then the source is cited with the last names of the authors and the year of publication. Cited sources are listed, in alphabetical order, at the end of the paper in a References section, like this:References: Spaulding, A. W., & von Dohlen, C. D. (1998). Phylogenetic characterization and molecular evolution of bacterial endosymbionts in psyllids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha). Molecular Biology and Evolution, 15(11), 15061513.The actual format depends on the type of source. The above source is a scientific journal article. You can get the specific format for the type of sources you use at the Purdue OWL website. Instructions for the OutlineTo successfully complete the Outline, do the following:1. Do some research and select a theme that is linked to food in America controversy. It does not matter which side you choose. Be sure that you can find good sources to cite on both sides of the issue; if this cannot be done, select a different topic. 2. If you have not already done so, watch the movie and pick a side in this controversy. While you will be presenting both sides of the controversy, you will also be arguing for your position. 3. Complete the Paper Assignment Outline, follow the instructions carefully. This must include the following:a. A thesis statement — A single sentence that states your position in the controversy. You will need at least 5 good sources. You may use books, blogs, movie review, scientific journal articles, or websites. Note that websites from government agencies (.gov), non-profit organizations (.org), or educational institutions (.edu) ten