You will write either The pro OR con argument essay on ONE of the following topics:
You must contact the instructor for approval if you wish to write your essay on a topic, not from this list. You can choose to write either the pro OR con argument for this assignment, but remember you will need to write the opposing argument for your next essay on the SAME topic!
Any resource used for your paper must have been written within the past 2y years unless approved by the instructor. You must use reputable resources. lt does not have to be a peer-reviewed article, but it is recommended. Wikipedia is NOT a reputable source. You are required to have TWO references for this assignment.
Your paper should have the following sections:
This section should provide the background information for your chosen topic. You should explain what it is and how it relates to a topic covered (or will cover) in class. Please also clearly state if you will be presenting The PRO or CON argument. This is your thesis statement and should set the tone for the rest of the essay. This should be at least I paragraph.
Synthesize The information presented in the body of the essay. You may insert your personal opinion here.
You may also want to include a short discussion of more research that should be completed or a solution to the problem that ties back into your introduction. This should be at least I paragraph.
Remember, unless it is an original idea that you wrote yourself, you must give credit to the original author. Any direct quotes must be in quotation marks. Remember, a summary is writing in your OWN words. If plagiarism is suspected, you will receive zero points for this assignment. This is a helpful website for citations: https://owl.english .purdue.cd u/owll