Paper 3 Guidelines: Persuasive Paper
Your task in this assignment is to create an original scholarly argument on COVID – 19 related to this unit of social change. Your paper must appeal to scholarly audiences, and fulfill university-level standards for type, depth, and quantity of research.
Your Paper’s intended audience is a scholarly or university-level academic audience. It must incorporate at least five (5) relevant and valid sources, which can include one article of which we have read in class and must include at least three (3) peer-reviewed scholarly articles that were not assigned as classwork. It must follow professional format and citation practices (normally MLA Style 9th Edition) and be five to seven (5-7) pages long, including the Works Cited page. Unless your instructor states otherwise, it must use Standard Written English mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling.
Sample Paper 3 Research Plan (just an example)
Proposed Persuasive Argument (to help make an introduction paragraph)
I am arguing that Chinatown is a significant cultural institution in many United States cities that
should not be eradicated.
I will make this claim by demonstrating that Chinatown is a welcoming space for Chinese
American immigrants facing prejudice enable remarkable contributions to Chinese American
culture, and contributes to inter-generational unity within Chinese-American families today.
In order to counter the argument that Chinatown is inauthentic and isolates Chinese
immigrants from joining American society.
Draft Introduction (drafted from the format above)
Over the last two hundred years, an abundance of opportunities in the United States pulled
millions of immigrants from around the world to pursue their American dreams. Chinese
immigrants who came to the American land of opportunity faced oppressive legislation as
cultural differences led to the growth of anti-Chinese sentiment in the U.S. Therefore, racial
discrimination strongly united Chinese immigrants to form Chinatowns, where they were able to
protect themselves and support each other. There are arguments claiming that the cultural
decorations in Chinatown are not authentic and Chinatown isolates Chinese immigrants from
joining American society. Despite such criticism, Chinatown is a significant cultural institution
in many United States cities that should not be eradicated because it is a welcoming space for
Chinese American immigrants facing prejudice enable remarkable contributions to Chinese-
American culture, and contributes to inter-generational unity within Chinese-American families
Only use one from below!
Article from class: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13877013/artists-fight-coronavirus-related-racism-on-instagram or https://theconversation.com/social-media-companies-are-taking-steps-to-tamp-down-coronavirus-misinformation-but-they-can-do-more-133335
Peer-reviewed: 3 sources must be used!
Sikali, Kevin. “The Dangers of Social Distancing: How Covid-19 Can Reshape Our Social Experience.” Journal of Community Psychology, John Wiley and Sons Inc., Nov. 2020, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7461541/.
Social and Behavioral Consequences of Mask Policies during the … – PNAS. https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2011674117.
Zhao, Nan, and Guangyu Zhou. “Covid-19 Stress and Addictive Social Media Use (SMU): Mediating Role of Active Use and Social Media Flow.” Frontiers, Frontiers, 1 Jan. 1AD, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.635546/full.
Must use one source of your choice!
I have attached a word doc with slides that will help write the whole essay along with body paragraphs and a conclusion. – IMPORTANT to follow these guidelines
Paper 3 Guidelines: Persuasive Paper