English 101 Essay:THESIS: Health care should be made more accessible to people of different races as disparities in quality of care have become more evident over the
ESSAY STRUCTURE (MLA FORMAT):
4 pages double spaced
Introduction (Here, you should introduce the topic in a broad sense, possibly make use of anecdotal or narrative evidence, establish that there is a problem1 which
needs to be addressed, and, finally, present your thesis statement. Please, I beg you, don���t use filler language like ���In this paper I will discuss,��� and don���t count
on phrases like ���In this day and age��� to establish a context for the issue. Instead of saying ���In this day and age,��� let us now exactly what it is about the current
situation that���s relevant.)
Reason (Here, you provide specific evidence for your thesis���s reason, which, in this example, is “access to affordable healthcare is a basic human right.” In order to
make a convincing argument in this example, you���d have to establish what ���a basic human right��� is and how ���access to affordable healthcare��� meets those criteria.)
Underlying Assumption (The underlying assumption, “We must provide all citizens with access to all basic human rights,” must be backed with concrete evidence. For this
particular example, you might want to discuss the sort of things that happen in societies in which basic human rights are not guaranteed. Remember, this is where you
establish that common ground, so use examples that will resonate with your audience.)
MY UNDERLYING ASSUMPTION: We need to provide equal access to critical services.
Assertion (Here, you���ll discuss exactly how your policy is to be carried out, and what the concrete benefits of following this policy are.)
Counter argument: people in poorer areas are more prone to danger therefore they should receive less health care.
Rebuttal: state why you are against counter argument
Conclusion (This is an important and difficult section. Here, the goal is to heighten the tone of your argument, to emphasize the main points and, quite possibly, to
make some emotional appeals that’ll really get your audience fired up. Under no circumstances should you ever begin a conclusion with the words, “in conclusion.”)
Don’t think of the above sections as paragraphs necessarily; they���re sections. You might use four paragraphs to provide evidence for the reason, and one for the
underlying assumption. It depends on your specific thesis statement..
Use the document attached as a source and outside sources as well.