1. Your DOCUMENTED ESSAY (that is, a paper with library references) must have a central argument and be in MLA format. See your textbooks for details.
2. You must have a focused, original topic clearly defining a specific question you will attempt to answer through research. Make sure the subject is of interest to an academic audience and will represent a solid contribution to the study of that topic. Try to pick something unique and off-beat, about which sufficient sources exist in our library. All topics must be approved ahead of time. Use OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS to choose a topic.
Find 3 pro and 3 con sources.
DO NOT WRITE ON THESE TOPICS (they are all overused and dull):COVID 19AbortionBullyingChild, elder, or animal abuseChildren and media/video game violenceConcussionsDeath penalty/capital punishmentDiseasesEating disordersEuthanasia / Right to dieGun LawsMarijuana or other drug legalizationObesity and fast foodSteroidsSame-Sex MarriageTrumpTopics you have previously written about
- Find at least 6 sources through OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS (3 pro and 3 con). Make sure they are proper scholarly sources and no things like Wikipedia or homemade Youtube videos. Link: https://libguides.aic.edu/engcomp/lori_paige_sp21
- The paper must be in MLA format or it will not be acceptable (see Seagull guide for details). 3 to 4 pages plus a 1-page bibliography.