All children should be vaccinated unless they have a medical reason not to. Write an argument paper making a value claim. A value claim argues whether something is moral or immoral, fair or unfair, just or unjust, humane or inhumane, etc.
All children should be vaccinated unless they have a medical reason not to
All children should be vaccinated unless they have a medical reason not to.
Write an argument paper making a value claim.
A value claim argues whether something is moral or immoral, fair or unfair, just or unjust, humane or inhumane, etc.
THIS CLAIM WILL BE ABOUT VACCINATIONS. THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRE D AND THERE SHOULD ONLY BE MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS, NOT PERSONAL ONES.
For example, “Killing animals for sport is morally wrong” is a value claim. If that’s your topic, construct emotional appeals to persuade your reader to agree with you. The easiest way to support your main points in a value claim is to use stories. Stories “connect” to your reader on an emotional level.
For this essay, think about your personal values, where those values came from, and why your audience will share these values. Then, apply those values to a question that affects everyone. You are not recommending a course of action (that’s a policy claim); you are arguing that something is right or wrong.
Remember, some values are simply expressions of taste. For example, suppose you prefer chocolate over vanilla. You cannot successfully argue that chocolate is better (though many people have tried)!
In the first paragraph, clearly state your claim. After the claim—which is your thesis—include a roadmap (or blueprint) of the main points to follow.
Beginning in paragraph two, fully develop your supports. Each support must be in a separate paragraph or set of paragraphs. Do not put two points in the same paragraph!
Begin each paragraph with a transition word (first, second, next, etc.) in the topic sentence.
Order your supports by importance (that is, the most important or persuasive support comes first).
Make sure that you include a refutation of opposing arguments. This refutation should come after you have supported your claim.
Finally, summarize both your claim and your supports in your final paragraph.
In-Text Citations and Works Cited Section
You MUST include properly formatted in-text citations and a Works Cited section at the end of your essay. If you are not sure how to follow the MLA style, please review both the text and the lectures for example.