Posted: July 23rd, 2022

Is homeschooling better than public school?

This eight-page essay must be written in the argumentative mode, and you will incorporate research into it. The primary purpose of this argumentative essay is to convince readers to think the way you do about a subject, while maintaining the academic third-person point of view. Do not use any personal pronouns (I, me,  my, our, we, us). To accomplish this goal, you must establish a reasonable and thoughtful argument supporting a position on an issue.

Your essay should have the following parts:

Title page in APA 7 format
In-Text Citations (last name, year)
Introduction which includes the  XYZ thesis statement as the last sentence, which was approved on the Issue Selection paper.
Body paragraphs that state your reasons with supporting evidence and refer back to your thesis statement and three claims.
Counterargument – acknowledge the opposing view, but explain why your position is the correct one. Use transitional and signal phrases that indicate to the reader that a counterview is coming, “While some may think X, others may think Y…” or “Another point of view may be X…”
Conclusion – reiterate the main points of your paper without bringing up anything new.
Reference page with a list of sources used in the essay.
Please use the topic you selected from the Issue Selection Paper that was already approved. You should be checking that feedback before continuing. You may need to adjust your thesis statement based on that feedback.

You must have at least 5 reliable and appropriate authoritative sources in a variety of formats published within the last 10 years, half of which must be peer-reviewed from the EGCC library. Use the feedback from your Five Sources paper to improve your research. Avoid the use of Wikipedia in academic research.

The goal is to use the work of the past two weeks to build on to this project.

Support your position with evidence. The following are different ways to support your argument:

Facts – a powerful means of convincing
Statistics – Be sure your statistics come from responsible sources. Always cite your sources.
Quotations – Direct quotations from leading experts effectively support your position.
Examples – Examples enhance your meaning and make your ideas concrete. They are the proof that back up your point.
Formatting Guidelines:

Double Spaced, 1” margins, Times New Roman font in 12-point size, and formatted according to APA guidelines
Use APA format for Title page and page numbers
Use APA format for In-text citations and Reference page
This assignment should be 8 pages not including Title page and Reference page. Do not include images, graphs, charts, or pictures.
Avoid the use of 1st and 2nd person. Must be written in 3rd person point of view
This assignment should be an original creation for this course session and not a reworking of any previous essay submission from any prior course experience. Please review the Academic Integrity Policy in the Announcements, as well as page 230 in the student catalog. All submissions must be original to the student submitting in THIS course.
The assignment should also include a large amount of the student’s own ideas and words rather than merely a linking together of a series of quotes or paraphrases. Block quotes (quotes more than 40 words) should not be used

 

 

Resources

Chen, Y., Hinton, C., & VanderWeele, T. J. (2021). School types in adolescence and subsequent health and well-being in young adulthood: An outcome-wide analysis. PLOS ONE, 16(11), e0258723. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258723
(2021). Does Homeschooling Lead to Better Outcomes for Students Than Traditional Public Schools? [Review of Does Homeschooling Lead to Better Outcomes for Students Than Traditional Public Schools?]. Public and Private Education in America, 38–45.
‌Chittom, L., & Newton, H. (2018). Home Schooling: An Overview [Review of Home Schooling: An Overview]. Points of View: Home Schooling.
‌Norman, D., Luo, T., & Salim Muljana, P. (2020). Parents’ Voices: Virtual Classroom Bridging Homeschooling to Public Schools. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.18785/jetde.1302.01
‌Newman, A. (2020). Coronavirus Opens Eyes to Homeschooling [Review of Coronavirus Opens Eyes to Homeschooling]. New American (08856540), 36(9), 10–15.

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