Write a 750-1250 word argumentative/persuasive essay about that issue. Make sure that your
thesis is a clear, specific, arguable statement and that your supporting points are valid.
This essay must include researched information from three to five outside sources. Use only
library sources (books, magazines, newspapers, journals, e-books, GALILEO, EBSCOhost,
ProQuest, Films On Demand, etc.).
Other outside sources must be approved by your instructor.
Each issue on the Opposing Viewpoints site has links to many preapproved sources; you may
find all sources for your essay through the Opposing Viewpoints page. You CANNOT use
Wikipedia as a source.
You may find sources that support your side of the issue, that argue the opposing side of your
issue, or that simply provide some interesting facts, statistics, details, figures, or other type of
information concerning your topic. Then use those sources in your paper, documenting and
citing them correctly according to MLA guidelines.