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Illegalizing the production and sale of tobacco products

Illegalizing the production and sale of tobacco products

Can you help me understand this English question?

  1. Format: 3 1/2 to 4 pages, MLA.
  2. Works Cited Page: MINIMUM of four (4) credible references.
  3. Claims: MINIMUM of TWO (2) that support your thesis. These are the reasons for your specific position on the issue. Be sure to support these with logos.
  4. Counterclaim: this is a reasoning that supports the other position of the issue. Be sure to support this with logos.
  5. Rebuttal: This crushes the counterclaim with logos, like quotes, statistics, etc. just as you would with your claims.
  6. Be sure to maintain a balance of the persuasive appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos.

Key elements to include in your argument:

Hook: A bold statement on the topic that grab’s your reader’s attention.

Background: Information about the topic that connects to the thesis.

Thesis: Your position on the issue.

Claim: The reasoning for your position on the issue.

Ethos: How you establish your credibility on the issue. Why should your opinion matter?

Pathos: Appeal to your audience’s emotion. Don’t overdo it.

Logos: Use of logical reason. This is hard evidence (facts, statistics, etc.) that supports your claims.

Counterclaim & Rebuttal: Present opposing views to your claim, then crush them by showing their flaws.

Conclusion: Bold statements that reaffirm your position and leave a lasting impression on your audience.

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