Choose a topic, do some research, and write a persuasive essay by using sources to support the claims you make. Argue from sources. Develop your ideas by discussing the ideas of others. Name the authors and, whenever possible, put them in subject position. Paraphrase or quote the ideas or information, explaining how it contributes to your argument. In other words, tell us why you are including that information and how you want us to interpret it. Speak to us directly. Be as direct and explicit as possible. In particular, be explicit about the different perspectives that you identified in your research. Name them. If you want, you could organize your essay around the perspectives.
The essay should be at least six pages, typed and double spaced. List your sources in the body of your essay and at the end, using MLA format.