I need to write a 10 page MLA style argumentative research paper. I have chosen the topic of abortion and need help with an outline?I am not sure where to start as far as what my introduction, body...

I need to write a 10 page MLA style argumentative research paper. I have chosen the topic of abortion and need help with an outline?

I am not sure where to start as far as what my introduction, body and conclusion will be. I am going to argue that I am pro choice.

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I don't think you should try to write an outline or an introduction until you have done some research. I just checked "pro choice" on Google and saw that there is a lot of information on that subject. You don't have to start with an introduction; you can select three good arguments on the pro-choice side of the issue and devote about eight pages of your paper to describing those arguments. You shouldn't make your paper too personal, but rather keep it objective and even dispassionate, since it is going to be a research paper. You can write your introduction last of all, and draw your conclusion from your introduction. A conclusion usually says pretty much the same thing as the introduction. One professor gave this formula: Tell them what you're going to tell them. Tell them. Then tell them what you told them. You may be having trouble because you don't have any material to organize. You can't outline or introduce or organize information if you don't have that information. All you seem to have so far is the fact that you personally are pro choice. You can find plenty of people to back you up. There is even an organization called Pro Choice, or something. They would probably send you printed information. You can adopt a position that somebody else has already spelled out, rely on authorities rather than your personal feelings.

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aroua | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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Introduction

you need first to introduce the issue, then you write your thesis statement on the issue 

the body: it is preferable to use headings to facilitate your process of writing. 

i think the body would be rather a block one in which you make a point by point process of writing : cause/effect reasoning

first why do people abort: you can talk about health problems which can result to the death of the mother or the baby if the pregnancy would continue.

you can abord that sometimes poverty could be a reason to

abortion

--> your arguments must be supported by statics, evidence, examples.

 

Conclusion

your conclusion must be a restatement of your arguments.

 

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