You are required to submit the FINAL copy of this assignment, but you may first submit an optional DRAFT. This will allow you to receive qualitative feedback that can inform your revision. You should always avoid focusing solely on the grader’s DRAFT feedback; use the feedback as a supplement to the course lessons and your own revision ideas. Always expect to revise beyond what the DRAFT grader specifically notes.
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If the assignment does not address one of the given options, it will not be graded.
Option #1: Your Position on Pirated Movies
Develop a thesis statement on the topic of pirated movies (piracy hurts the economy by…, society can prevent movie piracy by…, etc.) and write an
Sample Thesis Statement:
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Use at least three credible sources (the author should be considered an expert on the topic in which he or she writes; try
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A counter-argument section for this paper should explain what the opposition believes, and it is the opposite of the opinion you are arguing in your paper. For example, if you are arguing that anti-plagiarism software should not be used in college classes, then the counterargument would be that anti-plagiarism software should be used. Then in your refutation, try to prove the counterargument false, insignificant, or unimportant with researched information that is new to the essay (avoid recycling facts from a previous argument in the essay).
This resource will help you craft your counter argument and refutation.
The guidelines and requirements for this assignment are as follows:
Remember to apply the concepts you’re learning in the course, including elements of grammar, punctuation, thesis development, and other skills.
Length: This assignment should be at least 750 words
Header: Include a header in the upper left-hand corner of your writing assignment with the following information (Tip: This simple header is formatted according to MLA style guidelines. Note that you will not use a title page, which is more common in
Underline your thesis statement in the