This guide will explore the question "Is Higher Education Worth the Price?"
You will use one of the readings from Chapter 14 of your text "They Say, I Say" along with two research articles from Library databases to develop your own focused thesis. Your thesis will establish a position on the topic in a concise manner.
How to do Research for a Persuasive Essay/Paper
STEP 1. Select a topic. Decide what aspect of the topic you want to specifically focus on and write your research question and/or thesis statement.
STEP 2. Build a search strategy. Select keywords to use to look for books, e-books, articles.
STEP 3. Find background/overview information about the issues associated with your topic.
STEP 4. Explore different viewpoints/sides of the issue. Find examples to support your opinion and to counter the opposing viewpoint.
STEP 5. Explore other sources of information: primary sources, websites, video.
STEP 6. Cite your sources and avoid plagiarism.
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