Instructions: Write a 4 – 5 page argumentative essay responding to the following

Instructions: Write a 4 – 5 page argumentative essay responding to the following prompt:
Prompt: What is the solution to closing the achievement gap? You don’t have to pretend to know everything about the causes and potential solutions, but you should discuss at least one potential solution that is worthy of consideration.
Format Requirements:
– 4 – 5 pages – double-spaced (don’t attempt any tricks to make your essay appear longer) Times – – New Roman – 12 point font
– 1 inch margins
– MLA formatting
Content Requirements:
– Original Title
– Attention grabbing opening
– A clear, concise, and defensible thesis statement
– Effective transition words/phrases
– Editing for grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization
– 1 additional page of “Work Cited”
Your essay must incorporate at least 3 sources. At least 1 of those 3 sources must be from your own research. The other sources may be used to support your position, or you may refute some aspect of the source.
Here are the sources that we have covered in class:
– “Marita’s Bargain” by Malcolm Gladwell
– “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids” by Carol Dweck
– “Kewauna’s Ambition” by Paul Tough
– “The Problem with Teaching Grit to Poor Kids” by Ethan Ris
– “How to Fix Our Schools” by Richard Rothstein
ESSAY OUTILINE
1. Introduction paragraph
A. Hook
B. Background Information
C. Thesis statement – Claim
2. Body paragraph 1
A.present your first point and it’s supporting evidence
B. Prove one of your oppositions claims to be false ( argue the other side of the argument… why should people believe your side?)
3. Body paragraph 2 – counter claim
A. Present your second point and its supporting evidence
B. Prove one of your oppositions claims to be false ( argue the other side of the argument… why should people believe your side?)
4. Body paragraph 3
A. Present your second point and its supporting evidence
B. Prove one of your oppositions claims to be false ( argue the other side of the argument… why should people believe your side?)
5. Conclusion Paragraph
A. Restate thesis statement
B. Review 3 main points
C. Leave the reader with an interesting thought about your argument
– remember you want them to believe you
I will upload the additional materials such as
– the 3 resources that were covered in class not 5
– a link where you can find a source that covers the achievement gap
The link : 
https://www.capss.org/uploaded/2014_Redesign/Leadership_Development/Student-Centered_Learning_NEWSLETTERS/44_june_2018/Kamm-Solutions_Equity-and-Opportunity_Closing-the-Achievement-Gap.pdf
– THE RUBRIC  which explains how your thesis should be , evidence, reasoning, editing and other
– Essay materials , The “I say, they say” documents are helpful in forming and expressing your thoughts, but avoid using “I” in your academic writing.
For the resources choose 2 of those 3 resources and the 3rd one has to be one from the link i provided above
Please follow the outline and the materials and rubric AND ADD THE 1 ADDITIONAL PAGE OF WORK CITED

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