I need an explanation for this English question to help me study.
The paper should be in MLA format, including the headers, page numbers, and in-text citations and Works Cited page. It needs to have at least four sources.
You should pick a topic that has a direct impact on your life. Think of an issue that you are deeply interested in and that affects your daily living. The best research papers are about something that interests you. Do not forget that this is a persuasive paper, your primary purpose is to convince your readers that your proposed solution to the problem is the best one for the given situation.
Avoid the words “you” and “your” and if you use the word “I” make sure that it is in connection with a personal example. Avoid phrases like “I think,” “I feel,” or “I believe.”
The following parts need to be addressed in the essay:
1. The identification of a problem
2. A proposal for action that will help alleviate the problem
3. A justification of your solution
In order to receive full points your writing must demonstrate the following:
- Explanation of issues: Issue/problem to be considered critically is stated clearly and described comprehensively, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding
- Evidence: Information is taken from source(s) with enough interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive analysis or synthesis. Viewpoints of experts are questioned thoroughly.
- Influence of context and assumptions: Thoroughly analyzes own and others’ assumptions and carefully evaluates the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
- Your position: Specific position is imaginative, taking into account the complexities of an issue. Limits of position are acknowledged. Others’ points of view are synthesized within position.
- Conclusions and related outcomes: Conclusions and related outcomes are logical and reflect your informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.
As well, your paper needs to illustrate the following:
- Understanding Ethical Choices – Students thoroughly discuss at least two sides of an ethical choice to be made;
- Decision-Making – Student states a position on the issue with more detailed explanation and/or reasons for the position and addresses objections to their position
- Consequences – Student identifies consequences and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the scope, complexity and/or magnitude of the consequences