In Module 4: Week 4, you must develop a thesis statement and outline for the 1000-1200 word
ethical argument essay that you will write in Module 5: Week 5. This assignment will show your
understanding of the reading material covered so far in the course related to argument and essay
development. Putting in the time to do the groundwork in the thesis/outline assignment will help
you when you begin writing the actual essay in Module 5: Week 5. It is important to review the
sample student outline available in APA, MLA, and Turabian in chapter 14 to understand the
expectations of this assignment that will be somewhat different from the expectations of the
thesis/outline assignments for the other essay assignments in this course.
Review chapter 14 in the textbook for the sample ethical Rogerian argument thesis/outline
written in the documentation style for your major course of study. Using the sample, complete
your own thesis/outline in Module 4: Week 4 that you will use in Module 5: Week 5 to develop
your Ethical Rogerian Argument Essay Assignment. Your thesis/outline assignment should
include a clear thesis statement that addresses the question in the prompt with a clear ethical
argument and an outline of your plan of support following the Rogerian Model of argument. The
research sources for this essay have been provided as Learn items in Module 4: Week 4. Any
additional sources that you may choose to use must be credible academic sources. You may
include biblical support, but your biblical support does not count in the required citations.
 Prompt: How far should humans go to protect the environment?
 Complete your thesis/outline using the sample in chapter 14 as a model while addressing
the prompt question.
 Document your sources correctly according to your documentation style (Current APA,
MLA, or Turabian).
 Integrate a total of at least 4 quotations, 1 summary, and 1 paraphrase (6 total) from at
least 3 credible academic sources
Helpful Hints
 Chapter 14 in Module 4: Week 4 includes sample student outlines for an ethical
(Rogerian) thesis/outline in each of the documentation styles (APA, MLA, and Turabian).
 Chapter 4 in Module 4: Week 4 includes a general outline for the Rogerian Model of
 Review the Minimum Outline Requirements Checklist (below) to understand the content
that you must include in your thesis/outline assignment.
 Review the Ethical Rogerian Argument Thesis/Outline Assignment Grading Rubric
in the course before submitting your thesis/outline assignment.

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