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ENGWR 300 (Spangler)

ENGWR 300 (Spangler)

Just/Unjust Laws

Approaching your Assignment

Welcome! This guide will provide information on searching books, databases and web sites to help you research your topic.

Added bonus: The Library provides the required MLA citation for library sources (see requirement #6 below).

Your project (Writing Assignment 3, Researched Argument):

After reading MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," offer your own definition of a just law; you can agree with King, agree with him in part, or disagree; if you disagree, you need to offer your own definition.

Then, please give an example of one or two laws you think are just or unjust and tell why you think the law/s is/are just or unjust. Be sure to use specific examples and support your essay with research.

Complete Assignments Must Include:

  1. 4 full pages, double spaced and Times New Roman 12-point font. This is approximately 1000 words. 
  2. 4 sources/articles.
  3. Clear thesis statement that puts forth a strong argument.
  4. An introduction that guides your reader to your thesis and a conclusion paragraph to wrap up your ideas.
  5. Synthesis of ideas. Each of your body paragraphs will contain ideas from two or more of the sources. Your body paragraphs will not simply summarize a source – the sources will be used to provide evidence to support your point.
  6. Correct MLA Citations and a separate correct Works Cited Page.
  7. Meet all other aspects on “Complete” rubric.