Discuss Puerto Rico statehood.

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Essay #5: Argumentative Research Essay–20% of overall grade! Your fifth assignment, an argumentative research paper, will incorporate the skills you have developed throughout this course and will develop new skills in research. For this assignment, you will: Choose your own topic and decide upon the angle you wish to use to argue your point. Your topic is the same you began researching with Essay #4. Having researched your topic already, you should by now have developed a strong position that you can intelligently argue. Draft an argument about your contestable issue. Your argument must be clearly stated in a direct and specific thesis statement. All body paragraphs must be focused and organized, clearly relating to your thesis. Remember that an argument is contestable. If a reasonable person could not contest your thesis statement, you do not have an argument. Remember, too, that you must answer objections to your argument. If your argument cannot hold up to intellectual inquiry, it is weak. Research sources appropriate to your topic and use those sources as evidence to support and demonstrate your thesis. You must use 6-10 secondary sources. At least four of these must be peer reviewed journal articles or scholarly books. Reputable newspapers and magazines are acceptable, too, but not nearly as convincing. You can use .gov sources. Use the information you gained during our Library Instruction days to help with your research. Cite all sources using MLA or APA or CMS Format. Your paper must include proper citations for quoted, paraphrased, and summarized material and a Works Cited page (MLA) or References page (APA) or Bibliography (CMS). Use the MLA, APA, and CMS sections of A Writers Reference for help. How to use research: Do not use research to make general statements. Remember, too, that common knowledge does not need to be sourced. Do use your research to make strong arguments, to provide illuminating evidence, or to provide a perspective against which you can argue by pointing out one of your sources weaknesses. Each body paragraph should use at least one source and should do so compellingly. Do NOT use sources in your introduction or in your conclusion. Sources are illustrations for your points, and you only make points in body paragraphs. Quotes are usually more effective than paraphrases. You must have more quotes than paraphrases in your essay. Quote only what you need from a source. Do not use block quotes (quoting more than three lines of text). If you feel you must provide a long quote, obtain permission from me first. Learn to quote adeptly and use only those portions of a quote that you need to make your point. Quotes and paraphrases are used in service to a point youre making. Your essay must be in control of them, not vice versa. Do analyze your quoted and paraphrased material in-depth. Indeed, your analysis of sourced material should contain as much length as (or more than) that of your typed quote or paraphrase. Make sure you integrate your sources properly. Your research paper must be 6-8 pages of typed, double-spaced text in 12 point Times New Roman font. Your margins must be 1 all the way around. Format this essay as you have all previous essays using MLA formatting. Your essay must use 6-10 secondary sources. *A Few Notes about Required Sources: Your sources must be reputable and reliable. Good sources include the following: Scholarly books Scholarly journals .gov websites. Note: Remember that for academic papers, books and scholarly journals tend to provide the best information. At least four of your sources must be current (2010 or later) books or articles from a scholarly journal, but Id love for you to use only scholarly and .gov sources if possible. I will send more important information threw email