Vapen Usa Argument Essay

Third Claim Paragaph

Starting Sentence Option 1:

One [government/academic/scientific/statistical] [researcher/expert] on the issue of poverty found that [insert direct quote from a researcher or expert on poverty to support your thesis.]

 

Starting Sentence Option 2:

An expert in the field of [government/academic/scientific/statistical] has concluded that poverty [is/is not] a serious problem is because it [insert direct quote from a researcher or expert on poverty to support your thesis.]

 

Research Direction: 

Experts with a variety of perspectives on poverty can be found in the following arenas:

  1. Statistics from government reports
  2. The definition of poverty according to the various institutions
  3. Social commentary provided by experts
  4. Moral and ethical perspectives from academics and philosophers
  5. Personal testimony from people who live with poverty

Common claims for poverty intervention: 

  • Poverty in the USA is a serious problem that affects millions and needs immediate intervention on our part. 
  • Poverty is a social problem that affects many people throughout the world and the USA
  • Poverty is widespread and more common than we think, it needs our intervention 
  • Poverty can have long term psychological effects on the children

Common claims against intervention for poverty:

  • Poverty is not a problem of regular citizens and should be taken care of by the government
  • Poverty is a choice that people make who are lazy and don't want to change. 
  • Poverty is the problem of a very small number of people in our society and we should not be concerned.
  • The poverty problem in the USA is overstated and exaggerated. 
  • Poverty is a state of mind

General References:

  • http://www.povertyusa.org/the-state-of-poverty/poverty-facts/
  • http://www.worldhunger.org/hunger-in-america-2015-united-states-hunger-and-poverty-facts/
  • https://ourworldindata.org/world-poverty/

Opinion References:

  • http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20517171
  • http://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/nicole.zaza/engl1302/materials-from-past-semesters/service-learning-readings-on-poverty-and-homelessness/poverty-and-homelessness-are-not-serious-problems-in-america

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