Propose a solution to a problem faced by a community or group to which you belong, and address your proposal to an audience you believe would help solve the problem.
In this course you will write a 4-6 page final paper, but we will begin work on it as early this term.
1. Consider your audience: In the final essay you will propose a solution to a problem faced by a community or group to which you belong, and address your proposal to an audience you believe would help solve the problem. In other words, you need to pitch the essay to an intended audience.
2. Do the research: You MUST use at least 6 sources (and at least 2 must be from peer-reviewed journals). Your final paper should be in MLA format, including the headers, page numbers, and in-text citations and Works Cited page. Use Times New Roman 12 point font as your font type. You have an overview of citation in your textbook but you can also confer with the library here for MLA citation guidelines:
3. Present an argument: You should pick a topic that has a direct impact on your life. Think of an issue that you are deeply interested in and that affects your daily living. The best research papers are about something that interests and applies to you. Don’t forget that this is a persuasive paper; your primary purpose is to convince your readers that your proposed solution to the problem is the best one for the given situation.
4. Consider a counterargument: You are presenting an argument in essay form but it is also required that you consider some objection to your perspective (that you can rebut). So, your final essay should also include a counterargument. The counterargument can be one or more of your sources. This aspect of your paper should be at least a good paragraph in length.