Argumentative Research Paper Essay at a Glance To better understand an issue, we are examining how other authors contextualize it. The implied and stated meanings of primary sources help us flesh out and shape a piece of writing so that it moves from a tale of (our own) private interest to one with meaning for the disinterested reader (our audience). Main Goals for Essay 4 _________________________________________________ Practice close reading and analysis of primary sources to find meaning Develop an original argumentative thesis that requires integration of primary sources in the essay Write an argumentative essay with the integration of primary sources through direct quotes or paraphrases Argumentative Research Essay Prompt (a) Identify a success method or strategy to succeed in life and discuss three reasons or three ways by which this method or strategy is effective, in your opinion. (b) Identify three success methods or strategies to succeed in life and discuss reasons or ways by which each method/strategy is effective in three body paragraphs (one method/strategy per body paragraph). Write a well-organized, five-paragraph essay of at least three to four pages (750-1,000 words). Use evidence from your sources to support your arguments by either direct quotes or paraphrasing in your own words. You must use a minimum of two direct quotes and/or paraphrases from your sources to support the main idea of each body paragraph in your essay. To be clear, that is two quotes or paraphrases per body paragraph. Six total for the essay. Dont rely on the quotes to explain themselves. Lead your reader into the quote, comment on the quote, and show how the quote supports your main idea. REQUIREMENTS MLA Format Include a relevant title that captures your readers attention (Argumentative Research Paper is NOT a relevant title) Double-spaced One-inch margins 12 pt font Times New Roman 3-4 pages in length include in-text citations include works cited page (not included in page count) Attach MS Word documents only NO PDFs. NO MS Word Online documents accepted!