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Dual Enrollment Comp/US History: Argumentative/Persuasive Papers


Use this page to get started on your persuasive/ argumentative paper assignment.

To begin, you will need to identify and research a political, legal, or social issue and determine whether you think a change should be made within the broader society. Then you will need to argue convincingly. Ideally, you want to choose a narrow topic. Make sure you have your topic approved by your instructor before you begin researching. Try to choose an issue that intrigues you, since the genuine interest will result in a better final paper.

Make sure that you find quality sources. You can consult the video below for help with this, or you can contact a librarian during our open hours via email, text, chat, or phone.

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Archway contains the collection of Jefferson College Library. Start your search here. You can find ebooks, and those books that are available at one of the Jefferson College campuses by searching here.

If you can't find what you are looking for in Archway, search MOBIUS to simultaneously look at the collections of academic and public libraries all across the state of Missouri. Recently, MOBIUS has added libraries from Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arkansas as well. If you order a book through MOBIUS (see tutorial above), it will usually arrive in 3-5 business days - so you will want to start your research early if you plan on using MOBIUS items.

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