Any topic (writer’s choice)
-Write a thesis-driven, well-developed, well-organized 10-12 paragraph essay, about a social injustice of your choice.
-Perform research, analysis, support, present unbiased counterarguments, refutation, concession, and insightful conclusion with concrete call to actions.
-Apply 1 critical lens (critical theory) to support your thesis / main claim.
-Provide at least 4-5 sources of pro-argument (supports your thesis).
-Provide at least 3 sources of counterargument (disagrees with your thesis).
-Identify and fix at least 1 logical fallacy from each of your counterarguments.
-Identify and fix at least 1 ineffective (weak) rhetorical device from each of your counterarguments.
-Each body paragraph should have a different purpose and function to support your thesis. -Don’t focus on page count. Focus on generating meaningful content.
-Each body paragraph should contain 2 pieces of textual evidence to support your thesis statement.
-The essay must have MLA format; MLA in-text citation, and MLA “Works Cited” page.
-The essay must be typed in Times New Roman font 12; double-spaced; 1 inch margins all around.
-Use active voice instead of passive voice.
-Use 3rd person pronouns only. Do not use 2nd person pronouns = do not use “you” or “your” in your entire essay. Do not use 1st person singular or 1st person collective pronouns = do not use “I, my, me, we, our, us” in your entire essay.
-The essay must have a total of at least 8 credible/scholarly sources. A credible source (Links to an external site.) must be peer reviewed; come from a scholarly or academic journal; must have an author and date of publication; must have their own Works Cited or References or Bibliography pages; must be from <.org>; <.edu>; <.gov>; .
-Appropriate format and citations
-Keep turnitin.com quoting matches below 20%. Quoting matches above 30% without a strong thesis = in danger of a failing grade.
Intro – Topic, Thesis (Present Social Injustice, background history, consequence)
Body #1 – Pro-Argument #1
Body #2- Pro-argument #2
Body #3 – Pro-argument #3
Body #4 – Counter Argument #1
Body #5- Counter Argument #2
Body #6 – Counter argument #3
Body #7 – Refutation #1
Body #8 – Refutation #2
Body #9 – Refutation #3
Body #10 – Concession
Conclusion – 50% Essay review and thesis cap / 50% micro and macro solutions