Ethics

Ethics

An argumentative essay about abortion – in this paper, you have to make a discussion if
this is wrong or right for any woman to make abortion
Against abortion

Critical Analysis Paper (CAP) Instructions Writing Tips
• Think of the CAP as a well-researched, persuasive/argumentative paper. Imagine that you are trying
to persuade an intelligent, but uninformed reader of your conclusion, which is encapsulated in your
thesis statement. The last sentence of your introductory paragraph should be your thesis statement. A
common problem that I see is that the thesis statement is way too broad. Be sure to narrow it down
sufficiently to write a well-written paper in 4-6 pages.
• The paper should consist of the reasoned defense of some claim, which is stated in your thesis
statement.
• A good paper is modest and makes a small point; but it makes that point clearly and straightforwardly,
and it offers good reasons in support of it.
• Make the structure of your paper obvious. Include a short outline of the main points of your paper.
• Be concise but explain yourself fully. Some Possible Writing Strategies
• The paper must do substantive work, not merely regurgitate an author’s main points (although, of
course, it is important for you to restate an author’s position before criticizing it). Some possibilities are
o Criticize an argument; or show that certain arguments for the thesis are no good. o Defend the
argument or thesis against someone else’s criticism. o Offer reasons to believe the thesis. o Offer
counterexamples to the thesis. Requirements of the Paper
• You must cite at least two reliable sources, preferably academic in nature. Since web addresses
change constantly, you can find the website by googling its name. Be careful of satire websites or fake
news. Some good websites include the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Internet Encyclopedia of
Philosophy, Philosopher’s Imprint, and the numerous electronic databases that the school library
carries. Possible sources include books, journal articles, magazines, databases, Websites, videos,
dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs. Electronic databases such as JSTOR also contain numerous
academic articles and are usually accessible through the college website. When possible, try to cite from
recent sources. Make sure you evaluate your online sources for trustworthiness and credibility.
• Papers should either be in Microsoft Word format (.doc) or Adobe PDF.
• Four-to-six pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, 12-point, one-inch margins.
• MLA or Chicago system of citation.
• Include a cover page that contains the title of the paper, your name, my name, the date, and the
class (e.g., PHIL 1301.710 or MW 10:10 AM).
• Include a short outline of the main points of your paper and include it after the title page.

• You are allowed to write in the first person (use the word “I.”). Sample Footnotes (For those following
the Chicago Manual of Style) Michael Shermer, The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip,
Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule (New York: Times Books, 2004), pp. 25-26. Nadrian C. Seeman,
“Nanotechnology and the Double Helix,” Scientific American 290 (June 2004): 64-75. Philip B. Kurland
and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), chap. 9,
doc. 3, http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/. Shermer, Good and Evil, 25. Seeman,
“Nanotechnology,” 64.

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