Students should be able to write a multi-paragraph argumentative essay in limited time in response to a reading they have not seen before. This essay should clearly address the topic, show some evidence of critical thinking, demonstrate knowledge of essay organization, show coherence and unity, have a counter-argument refutation paragraph, and avoid patterns of error.

Students should be able to write a 4-5 page double-spaced, typed research paper that includes a thesis which argues for a particular point of view and introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs. The research paper should demonstrate clear and logical paragraph development, coherence and unity, and avoid patterns of error. The paper should also demonstrate a student’s ability to use sources and citations appropriately according to MLA or APA style.
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