Essay 1: Social Issue Argument
The finished essay should be at least four-five full pages, double space, in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1 margins. 3rd person only. Essays that fail to meet length requirements will be subject to a substantial penalty. Late essays will be penalized according to the course guidelines on late work.
Full Rough Draft: February 3rd Bring hard copy to class.
Final Draft: Due by midnight via Blackboard on February 3rd
Write a research-based argument based on a contemporary social issue. This essay must establish a clear line of argument. The issue should address a social, academic, and/or political issue of concern to a large percentage of the population. An understanding of the issue must be apparent and must work to persuade the reader to view the issue in a particular light or advocate a strong course of action. Please note the forbidden topics when choosing a topic.
You should use at least four sources for this paper. Using Internet sources is permissible, but all sources must be valid in terms of academic argument, timely, and relevant to the topic at hand. Do NOT use Wikipedia as a primary source, although you can certainly use it to gather information and find other sources to cite from. All sources should be cited in proper MLA style format.