1. Paper topic: This paper will argue for or against general education requirements to graduate from college.

2. Requirements for paper:
NEEDS AN OUTLINE: (In the beginning of paper, 1st page.)

EXAMPLE - The argument outline form below is simple, effective and easy to master. I guarantee it will serve you well. Use it for outlining all your arguments, even those really short ones. Arguments should be broken up into four distinct categories: Issue, Definitions, Premises, and Conclusion.


ISSUE: Identify the issue of the argument. Summarize it so you can argue either for or against it.

DEFINITIONS: Identify and clarify important definitions of words or expressions in the argument so the reader knows exactly what is meant when the terms are used. Only define terms that are unfamiliar or used in a specialized way. Always put the defined terms in italics.

PREMISES: Identify the premises of the argument. List the premises, each as a declarative statement, sentences that are either true or false, in their most logical order.

CONCLUSION: Identify the conclusion of the argument and state it in declarative statement (true or false) form.

3. Minimum 2,000 words approx 7-8 pages. Double spaced, 12 font. Work Cited (not included in 7-8 pages.) Outline is included in 7-8 pages.

4. MLA or APA format is fine.

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I. Issue: General Education Requirements should not be required of all students to graduate from college. Instead, emphasis should be on skill-specific courses in order to prepare students for professional life.
II. Definitions:
• “General Education” refers to the core set of courses that all undergraduate students must take in order to graduate.
• “Skill specific” refers to courses targeted to build students’ skills as training for their profession
III. Premises
• Students are overburdened with general education classes in addition to skill-specific classes
• The workforce needs highly trained and specialized people, not people generally trained
• Though not quite obsolete, general education requirements don’t provide students with the skill set they need to advance in their careers
• A change has been occurring since the 20th century that should continue moving from general education to skill-specific course requirements...
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