Arguing about a holiday
Consider the holidays that you know. Next, pick a holiday that you’d like to make an argument about. You
might consider a holiday that this culture celebrates wrongly or shouldn’t celebrate at all, or you might
think of a holiday that this culture doesn’t celebrate but should.
Write a body paragraph of no fewer than three hundred (300) but no more than four hundred (400) words
to establish your position about that holiday and convince me that you should develop your argument
further. In this proposal, you’re making a shorter version of the argument you’ll be developing over the
next few weeks; you’ll be explaining why this culture should or should not celebrate (or should celebrate
differently) the holiday you’ve chosen.
This proposal must include quotations from at least two (2) sources to support your position. Remember to
use the “quotation sandwich” to embed the quotes into your paragraph; further, please cite your sources
with in-text citations and Works Cited entries following the MLA conventions. Considering the time
constraints for this assignment, I’d suggest shorter sources, but keep in mind that you have a longer
project that you’ll be working on for the next few weeks; you might consider looking at one or two longer
sources with that in mind as we continue.