For this week’s Research Paper, you are tasked with the following:
Compose an 8-10 page research-based, sociopolitical, argumentative essay that includes: an introduction paragraph that defines your topic, introduces the question at issue and establishes a clear, specific, thesis that answers the question at issue; body paragraphs that support your main points through use of at least five sources in support of, and in opposition to your thesis, with relevant quotes and paraphrase therefrom that are properly introduced, summarized, and connected to the question at issue; and a conclusion paragraph that restates what the essay was about and discusses the future effects of your argument on society (i.e. how will things be benefited if your thesis is correct?).
This research paper must be a minimum of 2,500 words and, in addition to containing proper MLA citations and a Works Cited page, must use proper MLA page formatting where it concerns page numbers, student name, instructor name, class number, date and title. Also, make sure the document is double-spaced between lines.
Submissions must be made in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. A rubric has been made available to facilitate your understanding of how the paper will be graded; it is available below.
NOTICE: This assignment will be submitted from Canvas to Vericite, a web-based plagiarism checker that will test your paper against multiple paper repositories as well as the broader internet, so, again, do not cheat! (see the course policy about Academic Honesty and/or the Lake Tahoe Community College standards for student conduct for further information about plagiarism and academic dishonesty).