Rogerian Argument

Jane Smith ENG 102 Nov. 16, 2016 Word count:

INTRODUCTION: (introduces in a very interesting way, grabs attention, thesis statement)
I, thesis statement: Students coming out of high school should attend a community college first because classes are smaller, campuses are easier to navigate, and tuition is affordable to the point that some will graduate with no debt.
BODY: (support the thesis statement)
II Opposition point number 1: Opponents to this thesis say that traditional age students should attend four-year universities because they offer a rich social life, which is part of the college experience.
(use evidence in his paragraph to support the opposition’s claims: quotes, book, article, study) (you will need to use in-text citations, MLA style, to cite your sources)
III Rebuttal of opposition point number 1: Despite what opponents might think, students attending a community college can seek opportunities on campus that might involve joining clubs and becoming a part of service learning projects.
(use evidence in his paragraph to support the rebuttal’s claims: quotes, book, article, study) (you will need to use in-text citations, MLA style, to cite your sources)
IV Opposition point number 2: Opponents also say that things like large class sizes and sprawling campuses dont necessarily matter.
(use evidence in his paragraph to support the opposition’s claims: quotes, book, article, study) (you will need to use in-text citations, MLA style, to cite your sources)
V Rebuttal of opposition point number 2 : Studies now show that the ratio of instructors to students makes an impact. Students may feel more connected or more a part of something if professors know them by name. As well, student success can be tied to campus size, and even parking, as many first-year students begin college.
(use evidence in his paragraph to support the opposition’s claims: quotes, book, article, study) (you will need to use in-text citations, MLA style, to cite your sources)
Additional point: Whats more is that attending a community college has become a national trend, saving students and their families thousands of dollars. Many are graduating debt free, something that would be unthinkable, or nearly impossible, at many of todays four-year universities.
(use evidence in his paragraph to support your claims: quotes, book, article, study) (you will need to use in-text citations, MLA style, to cite your sources)
CONCLUSION: (restate thesis statement, summarize main points, propose a shared solution/vision)
Conclusion: Students coming out of high school should attend a community college first because classes are smaller, campuses are easier to navigate, and tuition is affordable to the point that some will graduate with no debt.