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CMP 125 Research Writing

First Paper

 

Rough Draft- Due Monday, February 12th

Final Copy – Due Wednesday, February 14th

 

Topic:

Defend or refute the statement: Minimum and Living Wage laws are socially and/or economically beneficial for society and thereby guarantee justice for all. Be sure to differentiate between the terms minimum and living wage.

Use the following sources to support your thesis statement:

“Measuring the Full Impact of Minimum and Living Wage Laws”

“If a Business Won’t Pay a Living Wage, It Shouldn’t Exist”

“Don’t Blame Wal-Mart”

“The Minimum Wage Delusion, and the Death of Common Sense”

Length:  2-3 pages

Be sure to differentiate between the terms minimum and living wage. Cite examples from these sources to support your thesis.  Keep your ideas in the forefront and use material from other sources for support. In each paragraph your ideas should come first and usually last: state the idea, use evidence from other sources to back up your idea, and then interpret the evidence.

Do not simply summarize these texts in your paper, rather utilize evidence from the sources to support your ideas.  All sources must be acknowledged within the text and in the Works Cited page. Be sure to have a clear introduction and thesis which is your theme for the paper.  Check to be sure the body of your essay provides a unified development of your theme and that your conclusion is a cogent summary of your thesis and main points.

Keep your ideas in the forefront and use material from other sources for support.

In each paragraph your ideas should come first and usually last: state the idea, use evidence from other sources to back up your idea, and then interpret the evidence.

 

Papers must be submitted in hard copy, double spaced, 12 pt type, 1 1/2” margins, staple upper left.  Use MLA format (text citations and Works Cited page), and proof for factual, spelling, and grammatical errors. No electronic submissions.

A separate cover page including the title of the paper, name, class details, including section, due date and a separate Works Cited page must be submitted, but not included in the number of pages for the assignment.

Audience:  Rider College student body    Use a relatively formal style, third person only  (no “I,” “we,” or “you”).

MLA citations

Finished copy – Proof read for typos, grammatical errors, sentence structure, etc.

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