Format: MLA format, Times New Roman, size 12, no cover page, 3rd person POV only
Length: 3 ½-5 pages
Deadline: See Syllabus
·Source material should be used as supporting details only.
Due to the publication lag time for books, avoid them if possible. Use more rapidly produced and updated sources such as websites and articles.Evaluate sources carefully for credibility and reliability. Do not use blogs or other opinion-based internet sources.Use at least two resources obtained via our library’s electronic resources (GALILEO).
work only! Essay may not be identical to an essay submitted to another
instructor for any other course.
plagiarized essay, accidental or intentional, will receive no credit and
be subject to GHC's Academic Integrity Policy.
and defend a position on a current event/issue.
audience for the argument should be the largest portion of an American
Western Civilization audience as possible. Avoid appeals targeted to a
narrow subset such as a specific race or religion unless this is vital
topic being discussed.
essay is NOT a research paper. Outside source material should only
10-30% of each body paragraph, and may be utilized for
crafting an effective
hook. The bulk of this essay will be crafted from personal knowledge and
sense as previous essays have been.
must include refutation of the opposition!
thesis statement should clearly state the position being argued and only
advocate one position—no fence riding allowed.