EXTENDED ESSAY #3
Assignment: Write an extended 3 page position paper taking either an affirmative or opposing stance on the following statement:
“The benefits of a college degree outweigh the significant costs associated with attaining it.”
Your position paper should take a clear stance on the issue and make it evident from the thesis statement. Be sure to create an outline which identifies your position and contains supporting reasons. These supporting reasons will serve as the guides to create topic sentences for your body paragraphs.
Your paper must contain:
• A clear thesis statement which identifies your position (in favor or opposed).
• Contain references to multiple, valid outside sources in support of your argument.
• Extended analysis of the sources you use to support your topic sentences in your body paragraphs.
• Avoid personal examples and the use of second person (“you”, “your”)
• Academic Essay structure: please adhere to 5 paragraph structure.
• MLA formatting (especially for citations)