You will self-select a contemporary topic or issue on a topic of either Health Law or Ethics and prepare and write a paper of 6-10 pages. This is a persuasive paper so, you will choose one side of the topic and argue that side. You will be graded on how well you support your argument. Your audience is Congress. You are trying to convince them that whatever stance you are taking is the right one and the one that should direct how they legislate on your topic.
In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing, also known as the argument essay, utilizes logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another idea. It attempts to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action. The argument must always use sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, using examples, and quoting experts. When planning a persuasive essay, follow these steps:
Remember to consider your purpose, your audience, and your topic. The following criteria are essential to produce an effective argument.