HUM101 Chamberlain College Keto Diet Argumentative Essay


Question Description

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 8, 9
  • Lesson
  • Completed Week 5 Source Evaluation Worksheet
  • Minimum of 5 sources (from Week 5)

This week, you will complete your argumentative essay. Following the direction offered by Jackson and Newberry (2016) in Chapter 12, write an argumentative essay on the issue you chose in Week 2. Be sure your essay contains the following:

WEEK 2 Topic is Keto attached is some of the outline

  • An introduction containing a thesis that states the issue, your position on the issue, what the paper will cover, and in what order
  • At least 2 paragraphs that each contain a well-supported (and documented) claim or sub-argument that will provide strong support for your fallacy-free argument
  • At least 1 paragraph discussing a documented, reasonable counterclaim to your position that needs to be a legitimate claim that someone has actually made as a counter-position on your issue
  • At least 1 paragraph offering a reasonable, documented response to that counterclaim
  • A conclusion that summarizes the argument and conclusion

Note: As you do your research, it is permissible to change your sources. Also, because of the recency and relevance of these issues, no sources older than 5 years should be used other than as historical information. Critical thinkers do the research first and then side with the preponderance of evidence. You might want to follow that principle.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 750-1000 words - approx. 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (5 sources)

This activity will be graded using the Argumentative Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday


Argumentative Essay Grading Rubric - 150 pts

Argumentative Essay Grading Rubric - 150 pts


This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntro Paragraph: Thesis Preview of Argument

10.0 ptsWell-developed introductory paragraph with stated thesis, detailed description of issue, necessary background; and preview (roadmap) to essay.

8.5 ptsThesis stated with some background and description of issue but somewhat vague or unclear, and incomplete or unclear preview.

7.5 ptsThesis is largely unclear; contains extraneous material not relevant to topic with little or no preview.

6.0 ptsThesis is completely unclear, not relevant, or missing entirely. No preview of argument is present. Largely opinion or irrelevant material.

0.0 ptsNo thesis statement; no argument stated.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBody Paragraphs

40.0 ptsMain points are well-developed, relevant and well-connected to thesis; preview developed as stated in introduction.

34.0 ptsMain points develop preview, but not all are explicitly linked to thesis.

30.0 ptsOne or more points not developed or with minimal development.

24.0 ptsIdeas are poorly developed; lacks central theme or development of thesis.

0.0 ptsIdeas are disjointed; there is no central theme.

40.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOpposing View

20.0 ptsRefutation fairly recognizes strongest points of opposing view; refutation is relevant and responsive.

17.0 ptsAcknowledges opposing view but does not address with relevant and responsive refutation.

15.0 ptsVague refutation of opposing view.

12.0 ptsNo refutation of opposing view.

0.0 ptsNo opposing view mentioned.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConcluding Paragraph

10.0 ptsConclusion effectively sums up and restates argument without repetition.

8.5 ptsConclusion merely restates thesis but does not sum up argument.

7.5 ptsConclusion does not effectively capture thesis and/or argument.

6.0 ptsConclusion merely repeats intro.

0.0 ptsNo conclusion.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

20.0 ptsFocused and well-organized. Logical and convincing progression of ideas. Clear premises leading to clear conclusions. Smooth transitions. No “filler” or extraneous material.

17.0 ptsOrganized and focused. Logical presentation of ideas developed as arguments, but some parts conclusory without adequate support/premises. Some awkward transitions. Little to no extraneous material is included.

15.0 ptsSomewhat disorganized or lacking in focus; progression of ideas difficult to follow. Awkward or no transitions. Extraneous material.

12.0 ptsHigh degree of disorganization. No transitions. Lacks focus. Does not employ argumentative forms.

0.0 ptsDisorganized; no focus.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntegration of Sources

20.0 ptsReferences are scholarly; all points well-supported by credible and authoritative sources, used accurately, appropriately, offering solid support to points, without excessive quotation. Presented concisely in paraphrase or summation with no long quotes.

17.0 ptsMost references are scholarly. May have some incorrect citations, long quotations as opposed to summations; may have few or weak connections to sources; some support maybe weak or not well-integrated.

15.0 ptsSources are few or are not scholarly; source may lack credibility, be dated. Sources do not actually offer support for points for which they are cited; weak support; support not well-integrated.

12.0 ptsSources are not scholarly. Points are unsupported by credible, reliable and authoritative evidence.

0.0 ptsNo sources cited.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormatting of Sources

10.0 ptsAll references/in-text citations are properly formatted per APA style.

8.5 ptsMost references/in-text citations are properly formatted per APA style.

7.5 ptsSome references/in-text citations are properly formatted per APA style, but there are several errors.

6.0 ptsSeveral major errors in formatting of references/in-text citations that indicate a lack of understanding of APA format.

0.0 ptsNo sources cited/formatted.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics

20.0 ptsThe writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.

17.0 ptsThe writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.

15.0 ptsThe writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.

12.0 ptsThe writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.

0.0 ptsNo effort

20.0 pts

Total Points: 150.0

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Running Head: KETOGENIC DIET OUTLINE Ketogenic Diet Chamberlain University Critical Reasoning Donna Fagarang 1 KETOGENIC DIET OUTLINE 2 Ketogenic Diet Outline Thesis Statement: Ketogenic diet poses various health risks and has contributed to the rise in debates which have managed to portray the treatment as quite damaging to the body than most weight loss plans that individuals will partake in. Argumentative Claims • Increased risk of suffering from diabetes and heart disease. • Decreased metabolism due to less muscle mass. • Decease athletic performance. • Low carbohydrate diet could lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. • Short term weight control, weight regain. Conclusion • The diet contributes to an increased level of cholesterol further, leading to an increased risk of suffering heart disease. • Reduces athletic performance because of an increase in acidic levels • Decreases muscle mass which can be used to burn more calories KETOGENIC DIET OUTLINE 3 References Asrih, M., & Jornayvaz, F. R. (2014). Diets and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: the good and the bad. Clinical Nutrition, 33(2), 186-190. Freeman, J. M., Kossoff, E. H., & Hartman, A. L. (2007). The ketogenic diet: one decade later. Pediatrics, 119(3), 535. ...
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Chamberlain University
Critical Reasoning
Donna Fagarang



Ketogenic diet poses various health risks and has contributed to the rise in debates which
have managed to portray the treatment as quite damaging to the body than most weight loss
plans that individuals will partake. It is known to be the best and quickest weight loss plan and
still the worst plan, which has side effects on the body of a human being (Ting et al., 2018).
This paper will cover an explanation of my view on a ketogenic diet with support points
scientifically proofed. There is an explanation in two paragraphs and counterclaims to my
opinion on the ketogenic diet in one section. In the end, there will be a response to the
counterclaim made against my argument on the ketogenic diet and lastly a conclusion of the
main points.
Fallacy-free arguments
The ketogenic diet has an effect of increasing the chances of one suffering from heart
disease and diabetes. High consumption of fats into the body can lead to obesity and other
chronic artery diseases (Tony et al., 2017). Obesity leads to one experience some heart
problems like breathing. The ketogenic diet works with minimizing the intake of carbohydrates
into the body, which may contribute to increasing the chances of suffering from type two
diabetes. Type two diabetes is characterized by less production of insulin by the pancreas,
reducing the amount of sugar entering the body cells. A lot of glucose concentrates in the blood
(Asrih & Jornayvaz, 2014).
The ketogenic diet involves breaking the fats for energy in the body. Use of fats reduces
muscle mass, reducing the level of metabolism. Fats usually release less energy when broken
down compared to carbohydrates. Less energy reduces the athletic performance of an athlete.
The fact that there are fewer carbohydrates broken down under ketogenic diet leaves one
deficient of vitamins and minerals. The level of minerals and vitamins obtained from



carbohydrates is much higher than the one from breaking of fats. Therefore, the ketogenic diet
has an effect of reducing the weight in the short run, but in the long term, lead to a massive
gain in mass and obesity (Manore, 2015).
According to t...

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