Choose a topic, do some research, and write a persuasive essay by using sources to support the claims you make. Argue from sources. Develop your ideas by discussing the ideas of others. Name the authors and, whenever possible, put them in subject position. Paraphrase or quote the ideas or information, explaining how it contributes to your argument. In other words, tell us why you are including that information and how you want us to interpret it. Speak to us directly. Be as direct and explicit as possible. In particular, be explicit about the different perspectives that you identified in your research.

Choose a topic, do some research, and write a persuasive essay by using sources to support the claims you make. Argue from sources. Develop your ideas by discussing the ideas of others. Name the authors and, whenever possible, put them in subject position. Paraphrase or quote the ideas or information, explaining how it contributes to your argument. In other words, tell us why you are including that information and how you want us to interpret it. Speak to us directly. Be as direct and explicit as possible. In particular, be explicit about the different perspectives that you identified in your research. Name them. If you want, you could organize your essay around the perspectives.

 

Your essay should be at least six(6) pages, typed and double spaced. List your sources in the body of your essay and at the end, using MLA format. Bring your draft August 21, and bring your finished essay with draft(s) attached August 30.

 

As stated on our syllabus, you need to indicate the changes you made as you revised. That is, explain everything that you added, changed, or deleted in between drafts. Underline or highlight the changes on a draft. If you have sent drafts to me ahead of time, then you do not have to attach them to your finished essay, but you still need to indicate the changes that you made.