Ms. J. Posey
PURPOSE: To make an argument and persuade your audience
to take a course of action regarding a current issue that will
affect future generations.
Many times life gets so hectic with family, friends, work, and school that when we
are faced with an obstacle in our paths it seems overwhelming given
the fact that we just don't have the time to deal with it. Consider
this your time. Think of an issue that has become an obstacle in
your path. For example, you could be considering a vegetarian diet
that would lead to better health, but you are dissuaded by your
peers because it seems challenging and you don't have enough
information. Or, maybe you love to hike, and your favorite park is
being closed and you don't know why. Perhaps you smoke, and you are
annoyed that you cannot smoke anywhere on campus. Whatever your
obstacle is now is the time to face it. In the Hindu pantheon,
Ganesha is considered to be the remover of obstacles, and
interestingly patron of letters and learning. So, think of this
research paper as your own personal Ganesha;a remover of the
obstacle in your life.
Audience: You will be
writing for an academic American audience.
Point of View
You will write in third person point of view. (Avoid the following
pronouns: I, Me, My, We, Our, Us, You, Your)
Your essay should be 750-1200 words in length.
You must use three outside sources to
support your claims. One of these must be an article from a scholarly journal.
You must acknowledge and refute argument made by the
opposition. In order to present a logically sound argument, you must
be able to acknowledge the opposing view and prove beyond a
reasonable doubt that your view is the right choice.
This will be referred to as
You need to include
an MLA formatted Works Cited page.
You need to use
the AEES format to structure your paper.