WRITING PROJECT # 1: The Assignment

Goal: To write an informed argumentative Op/Ed (Opinion / Editorial) essay
using at least three sources and the MLA format that responds persuasively
to a "casebook" of two opposing essays on a currently debated topic in
American society (student chooses one such casebook from Chapters 12 to 25
in the text Current Issues and Enduring Questions).

These essays need to be 4 to 6 pages, with in-text citing of sources in MLA format, and a Works
Cited bibliography page as the last page. The use of elements of document
design such as headings, charts with captions, graphs with captions, etc.
is encouraged but not required.


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