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Social Issues.Unit 3: Social Issues
Persuasive Essay
What:
You will write a 3+ page persuasive essay exploring a current social issue of your choice. This essay will seek to explain to the audience why the issue is relevant to society today and what its impact entails. The overarching thesis of your essay should aim to convince your audience that the issue you have researched is an impactful, important one.

When:
First Draft: Due April 10 @ 11:59p
Final Draft: Due April 17 @ 11:59p

How:
1.Determine your topic.
2.Identify several research-worthy questions/themes surrounding your topic.
3.Determine which question(s) could be thoroughly researched and explored.
4.Find sources that provide answers and/or more information about the research question/theme you are exploring.
5.Conduct research and formulate a thesis statement.
6.Write your first draft, incorporating 2+ sources to support your findings!

Your assignment should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Include a heading that lists your name, my name, the course title, and the date in the top, left-hand corner of the first page. You should include a works cited page at the end of your essay. Turn your first and final drafts in as Google Doc links. For instructions regarding how to turn in Google Doc links, please see the instructional video located on the ?Course Content? page on Blackboard.