Write a research essay of at least 12 complete pages, not counting the Works Cited, on the topic you have chosen in week 1. You will need at least 10 sources. In addition to the introduction and the conclusion, the research essay should include these parts: description of the problem (What is the issue? Who does it affect? Why should we care about it?), causes of the problem, evaluation of the problem, a specific solution, and evidence supporting the solution. A more formal diction than the class exercises is expected (very limited I and me pronouns), and the Writing Rubric will be used to grade this paper. Formatting: the assignment should be typed in double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font on 8 ½ x 11 pages with margins of 1 inch top and bottom and 1 inch left and right. Use MLA format for in-text citations and for the Works Cited page.
Typically, the final paper rough draft is set up in this way:
Introduction giving background on the topic and naming the thesis.
Section 1: Outline the problem or issue in several pages. How is it a problem? What caused it? Why should we care about it?
III. Section 2: In a few pages, discuss what potential solutions there are to the issue/problem and which one or ones are best.
Section 3: In a few paragraphs, discuss the views of people who disagree with your stance on the issue. Give reasons why their views are incorrect.
Please note, as previously mentioned in several announcements, that you can use parts of or the entirety of any of your previous papers and assignments in this final essay. In particular, your Week 5 and 6 essays can be incorporated into the final essay.
You will need to use the documents I attach in my research paper as stated you can copy and paste it in.
The 5 sources used in my annotated bib. must be used and 2 of the sources must be primary sources.