Prompt Find a social issue, make an argumentative claim about it, and propose a solution that is actually plausible like the examples presented in the PPTs and in Everythings an Argument. Ongoing or global issues rarely have simple one-step solutions. Because of this, proposals can range from single-step solutions to help minimize a problem rather than solve it entirely, to multiple-step solutions that require continued support in the future to keep up with social changes, etc. Your chosen topic must be some kind of social issue, whether that be local, national, special, or global. Social issues are very broad so make sure to narrow it down to a single issue or a portion/effect of an issue that you can solve or begin to solve through your proposal.

(SLO 1 use texts to write argumentative essay on social issues focused on thesis statements, topic sentences, evidence, and integrated sources. SLO 2 analyze passages of texts that focus on social issues providing insightful analysis).


Write a 6-8-page thesis-driven research paper in MLA format.
Describe, assess, and solve the issue through a synthesis of at least 5 or more sources 3 must be scholarly/academic, and 2 can be popular. You can of course use more.
Your solution will be briefly stated within the thesis, but the detailed solution will come after the issue has been sufficiently discussed, defined, explained, etc., as shown in the PPT guide.

Annotated Bibliography (5%)

Choose 2 of your 5 mandatory sources and create an annotated bibliography using the examples shown in the Research PPT (Unit 3 Part 2).
Each MLA citation will have two paragraphs following it. The first paragraph is a summary of the source (about 5-6 sentences), and the second paragraph should explain how the source is used to support your essay (about 4-5 sentences). If it takes more sentences to write well-developed responses that provide enough context, then simply write more, as this is just an estimated suggestion.
This assignment is worth 5% of your overall grade. This must also be in MLA format, as shown in the PPT.

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