Should there be a federal law that allows marijuana to be legal?

Argumentative Essay Paper

 

Using at least 3 trustworthy sources and 4 pages (1000 words)

 

Paragraph 1: Introduction

Introduce a relevant topic, acknowledging how it is debatable. If the topic is complicated, provide some background information to help clarify. What is the issue? Who cares? Then, state your opinion on the topic and explain why you feel this way.

 

Section Content

The issue of [name of issue of focus] is [important/relevant] because [state reasons]. This issue is [controversial/debatable] because while some believe that [describe one perspective on issue], others believe that [describe another perspective on issue].

 

Paragraph 2: Thesis Statement

In your thesis statement, summarize the supporting arguments (rational, ethical, emotional) you will use to validate your opinion. Be short, concise and use confident language.

 

Section Content

My opinion on the issue is that [state opinion clearly.] I strongly believe this because [summarize your most powerful argument.]

 

Paragraph 3: Supporting Claim 1

Write topic sentence introducing your first supporting claim. Discuss why it supports your central argument. How does it further your position? Use evidence (fact, quote, statistic, example) to explain. If you have multiple pieces of evidence, great.

 

Section Content

Use or adapt any of these options to support your thesis:

 

Option 1: It is important to realize that [state a fact in support of your thesis.]

 

Option 2: Experts who have studied this issue have found that [summarize evidence in support of your thesis.]

 

Paragraph 4: Supporting Claim 2

Write a topic sentence introducing your second supporting claim. How is this claim relevant? Does it further your position? How? Use evidence (fact, quote, statistic, example) to explain.

 

Section Content

Use or adapt any of these options to support your thesis:

 

Option 1: Furthermore, many experts have weighed in on the subject including [name expert] who said that [insert quotation that supports your thesis.]