Is Addiction a Disease?
1. Thoughtful title. 2. An introduction that mentions the issue you are addressing and a thesis statement to open the essay and inform the reader. Background information and terminology must be included to help set the stage. 3. Counter argument(s) must be addressed and explanations offered to nullify the opposition. 4. Develops your argument with enough explanation and multiple reasons to support your opinion. 5. Addresses the beliefs of the audience and uses the rhetorical strategies of ethos and/or pathos, logos. 6. Incorporates at least 3 sources that help to support your argument. (2 sources must be Scholarly!) The three sources must be included as intext citations. Each main point/body paragraph must include at least one in-text citation. Have a work cited page 7. Conclusion that ends the essay, restates your position, leaves audience with something to do or think about, and has NO new support.