College Composition I: Assignment 3 - Argumentative Essay

Instructor: Kyle Quinn
If you have a College Accelerator membership and are seeking college credit for this course, you must submit three essays and pass the proctored final exam. You must submit your essays before registering for the final. Below you will find the argumentative essay prompt and instructions for submitting your essay.

About this Assignment

Throughout this course, you've learned how to prepare and plan an argumentative essay, research and use credible sources to support your point of view, and construct an essay that communicates a meaningful, coherent argument with compelling evidence. In a 1,000-1,200-word essay, research and write an argumentative essay in response to one of the following prompts.

Your essay should have an introduction, at least two supporting paragraphs with topic sentences, and a conclusion.

Formatting & Sources

Please write your paper in the APA format. You will need to conduct basic research outside of the resources on, finding at least three sources that pertain to your topic. Please use reputable sites (e.g., .gov or .edu sites) for credible sources, and avoid sites that are not generally accepted academic resources (e.g., Wikipedia). Be sure to include a References page in APA style that credits the sources you used in your essay. Please include any lessons you used as sources (including the lesson title and instructor's name). Do not include an abstract. Including a cover page is optional. If you're unsure about how to use APA format to cite your sources, please see the following lessons:

Argumentative Essay Prompts

  1. Using social media has become a way of life. We can now easily connect with old friends, keep in touch with people across the world, and even form relationships with people we may never meet face-to-face. Is the increasing use of social media leading to more enhanced, meaningful connections than ever before, or is it detrimental to people's relationships with one another? Can real relationships begin on social media? Consider these questions as you write an essay on your position regarding whether the use of social media is beneficial or harmful for creating and maintaining relationships.
  2. The generation born between 1984-2004 are known as 'Millennials.' This group, which has grown to over eighty million people in just the United States, is the subject of much controversy. While some view the Millennial generation as innovative and hardworking, others describe them as lazy and self-involved. Which side of this debate are you on and why? Are Millennials' contributions and perceptions of work, relationships, and society changing the world for better or for worse? Consider these questions as you write an essay on your position regarding whether or not the Millennial generation is the next great generation.

Grading Rubric

Your essay will be graded based on the following rubric:

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