Introduction explaining succinctly the significance of the issue, and explaining the purpose of the paper. Use a standard thesis statement or any effective means of identifying the purpose of the paper in the first paragraph. Present the issue as a problem which needs a solution.
This is a good point at which to include pathos.
The introduction should also address the audience for your topic.
Body of the paper:
Neutral description of at least three possible solutions to the problem. Ideally, each possible solution should call on the ethos of an authority or a person deeply involved; this is also a good point at which to include the logos, along the lines of why each possible solution makes sense.
Conclusion: Reiteration of the reasons this is a significant issue which must be addressed.
MLA citation style, including parenthetical citations if and when necessary.
The paper should include at least ten sources, which will be listed in a Works Cited page
Strategies for managing sources:
Direct quotation with parenthetical citation
Direct quotation with citation in the prose
Paraphrase with parenthetical citation
Paraphrase with citation in the prose
The essay will be 4-6 pages in length, not including the Works Cited page
Peer editing will take place on Tuesday 30 October and Thursday 1 November
Tentative due date is noon on Saturday 3 November at 12 noon.