Research Essay / Argument

The research essay, especially for Composition II, is a sustained academic argument that includes a variety of credible, often scholarly sources. Rhetorical appeals, analysis of examples and evidence, alternate perspectives, and even personal anecdotes all work together to develop a persuasive text with well-supported thesis or claim.

Arm to Disarm by Ada Bellantoni

Letter Regarding the Ebola Crisis by Fousenni Baba

The following works were composed for a Composition II course, which requires an extended, argument-based research essay:

Bratz Dolls: Fun-loving Children’s Dolls or Detriments to the Mind and Body?                   by Jennifer Galvin

Stippling & Self-Expression: Tattoos’ Function in Healing Trauma by Raven Casey