English Writing Assignment 3
Topic: Should Cigarette Smoking be Banned?
Based on your understanding of the “Statement of Case and Background/Discussion of Problem” section of an argument, write a Statement of Case section. While you won’t actually complete an essay on this topic, or complete any other section other than the Statement of Case for this topic, the purpose is for you to really focus on what makes a good background section and try to practice to writing one. The difficulty in this assignment is in order to write a good Discussion, you’ll need to actually plan out, however briefly, what an essay on the topic might look like (organization, audience, claim), so that you can best tailor the Case.
You are more than welcome to, and in fact you are encouraged, to do a bit of Googling on what makes a good Statement of Case for an argument essay. You might find it most helpful to look up how each argument model handles this section differently: Classical Model-- Statement of case, Toulmin—warrant/Background, Rogers—Discussion of Problem
Type your background section, format it correctly, and upload it to this dropbox by the deadline.