Persuasion Versus Judgment

Assignment 3: Persuasion Versus Judgment

Consider various guidelines for approaching controversial topics, gathering evidence, forming judgments, and constructing arguments to persuade others to agree with our judgments.

For this short assignment:

Think about the processes of forming a judgment and persuading others in your professional environment. Construct a 2- to 3-paragraph essay intended to persuade someone to agree with your position on a particular topic. Be sure to identify the topic and cite and explain the evidence you consider supportive of your position.

Refer to the 11 guidelines for constructing persuasive arguments, and apply two to three of them in your essay.

Submit your essay in the Microsoft Word document format. Name the file M1_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc, and submit it to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

You must cite the source of information you use. Apply current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria 
Maximum Points

Clearly and concisely identified a topic and explained a position. 12
Accurately applied at least two guidelines for constructing arguments in your response. 48
Offered and explained supporting evidence. 20
Applied current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references. Professionally presented the position by using good grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 20
Total: 100

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