assignment Guidelines DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines. 1. Argumentative Thesis Statement ?

 Have you included a thesis in your introduction that takes a clear, specific position on one side of a debatable issue? 

2. Argument Development ? Are all of the details relevant to the purpose of your essay?

 Is the argument supported using rhetorical appeals and source material? ? Is your essay 6-8 pages (approximately 1500-2000 words, not including your references or reflection question responses)? If not, which details do you need to add or remove?

 3. Research ? Have you cited outside sources effectively using quotation, summary, or paraphrase techniques? 

? Are the sources incorporated smoothly, providing the reader with signal phrases and context for the source information? ?

 Have you referenced a range of at least 7 credible sources? ? 

Have you properly cited your sources according to APA style guidelines? ? Have you included an APA style reference page below your essay?