COMMUNICATION: Written Persuasive Appeal Paper
-Please follow the APA 6th edition format (Link below and APA info file attached). Add in-text citation after any sentence that has a non general information (each sentence)
-Paper topic: Should higher education be free for students?
– you must conduct research on your topic and apply course concepts by creating a compelling and logical argument based on evidence.
-see the Written Persuasive Appeal Rubric located in the attachments
-What to include in your paper: Structure your paper in an organized manner so that there is an introduction, body, and conclusion.
In the introduction paragraph of your paper, make sure to clearly state your argument/claim. Your claim should be specific (e.g., if you are arguing for the legalization of euthanasia, are you arguing that it should be legalized under all circumstances or just certain circumstances?).
In the body paragraphs of your paper, provide 3 reasons to support your argument/claim. Make sure to incorporate compelling evidence and various types of appeals that we have discussed throughout the course to persuade your audience. You should also address and refute potential opposing viewpoints.
In the conclusion paragraph, summarize your claim/argument and the reasons you used in support. In addition, go beyond these points by providing implications about your argument. What should your audience do now?
–Format: Your 2-3 page paper should be typed and double-spaced, use 12-point Times New Roman font, have 1” margins, and follow APA 6th edition format for all in-text and reference citations. Visit http://libguides.wvu.edu/apa for clarification on APA style.
-References: You must use at least 6 sources (that are credible, up-to-date, and relevant) to support your argument/claim. All sources must be cited both in-text and in the References section of your paper using APA 6th edition format.
Here are two of the sources:
Chapman, B. (2017). Should there be ‘free’ higher education?. Centre For Global Higher
Education. Retrieved from
Goldrick-Rab, S. (2016). Public Higher Education Should Be Universal and Free. The New York
Times. Retrieved from