Ethical argument essay”gender in popular culture: how are women

Length: 6-8 pages (approx. 1500-2000 words         Requirements:               ·       6-8 […]

Length: 6-8 pages (approx. 1500-2000 words
·       6-8 pages (approx. 1500-2000 words)
·       Enthymeme: You will need to make a Claim in response to the prompt and provide at least two (2) Reasons to support that claim.
o   Your Reasons should be based on either a consequences-based frame or a principles-based frame (or a combination of the two).
·       You will also need to provide Grounds (evidence) to support your reasons.
o   You must incorporate at least one (1) pop culture text as an example of how the issue you’ve chosen is portrayed in popular culture.
o   You must incorporate at least four (4) additional sources
·       You will need to address at least one (1) Warrant underlying your argument and provide Backing to justify your approach.
·       You will need to respond to your skeptical audience by addressing at least one (1) counterargument. (This counterargument may be connected to the warrant you are addressing.)
Format/Citations:  The essay should follow the conventions of Edited American English and MLA-style formatting. Additionally, you should note any formatting guidelines listed on the syllabus or discussed in class.  All information from your sources should be cited according to MLA citation style. See Writing Arguments Ch. 17 for detailed information on citing sources according to MLA-style (383- 397). You should include both in-text citations and a Works Cited pages
Audience: For this essay,you should imagine a skeptical audience who will likely question some aspects of your argument. This audience will not accept your argument without reasonable justification.
Purpose: The purpose of this essay is to examine popular culture through an ethical lens. As explained in Writing Arguments, “[w]hen we are faced with an ethical issue, we must move from arguments of good or bad,” which were the basis of the evaluation essay, “to arguments of right or wrong” (293). Thus, for this essay, you will examine the ethical or moral implications of a pop culture issue of your choice, arguing that pop culture’s portrayal of a certain issue is either ethical (right) or unethical (wrong). In order to do so, you might make a consequences-based argument, focusing on possible real-world consequences. Or, you might make a principles-based argument, arguing that the portrayal is right (or wrong) because it follows (or violates) certain ethical or moral principles. As part of your argument, you will need to incorporate at least one pop culture “text” as an example of how your chosen issue is portrayed.


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