Essay 2 Instructions and Checklist

Ethical Argument

In preparation for Essay 2 and bycompleting your textbook readings, you will be equipped to respond byobjectively compiling information from a variety of sources to compose an essaythat understands and practices reading, writing, and rhetoric within the contextof a biblical worldview; applies methods of sound reasoning; produceswell-structured essays; integrates sources accurately and effectively; writeswith clarity; recognizes standard usage in English grammar, word choice(diction), phraseology, and sentence structure; and applies knowledge ofsentence structure to basic sentence editing and revision (Syllabus MLOs: A, B,C, D, E, F, G and Module/Week 5 LOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

In Module/Week 5, you must write a 1,000–1,200 word ethicalargument essay from the thesis/outline that you submitted in Module/Week 4.Please note the word count does not include citations.

Ethical Essay Prompt

Write an ethical argument in which you consider the topic, “How far should scientists go to modify humans throughgenetic engineering?” Use the websites included in the Reading & Studyfolder, your own academic research, and the Bible to include at least 4quotations, 1 summary, and 1 paraphrase (6 total) from at least 3 of thesesources. Be sure to document your sources correctly according to yourdocumentation style (current APA, MLA, or Turabian).

As you compose your essay, be sure to:

  1. Include all of the parts identified in “Structuring a Ethical Argument” found on page 599 in your Practical Argument textbook.
  2. Integrate at least a total of 4 quotations, 1 summary, and 1 paraphrases into your essay from at least 3 outside sources.
  3. Follow the appropriate formatting style for your degree program (current MLA, APA, or Turabian).
  4. Use signal phrases and proper in-text citations; make sure you include a references (current APA), bibliography (current Turabian) or works cited (current MLA) page.
  5. Use the Essay 2 Grading Rubric and the proofreading checklist (provided below) to draft and revise your essay.
  6. Type your degree program and which style of writing you are using (current MLA, APA, or Turabian) in the title of the saved document and in the “Submission Title” field on the submission link in Blackboard.

IMPORTANT: Fully cite allquotations, summaries, and paraphrases used within your essay, or thoseexcerpts will be regarded as plagiarism and will result in a “0” on your essayand possible course failure.


Part 1

Read through your paper and check the appropriate boxes onthe chart below. If any area of your paper needs revision, make sure youcorrect it before submitting your essay. One of the best ways to proofread yourwriting is to read it backward to forward, sentence-by-sentence. This helps youto see words and ideas that you may have missed. Another very successful toolfor proofreading is to read your work out loud to someone else. Individuals oftenthink that handing their paper to someone and asking them to read it is thesame thing, but it is not. Instead, ask someone to listen while you read yourown words. You will immediately hear what you missed or will want to improve inyour writing.


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