The Argumentative/Research Essay. Write an argumentative/research essay on a topic of your choice (something you haven’t previously written on for this class).

Instructions given by my instructor:
**We can discuss a topic together**

8-10 pages, not including a Works Cited page

You will write an argumentative/research essay on a topic of your choice (something you haven’t previously written on for this class). The main goal is to make an argument and support this throughout your essay. For example, if you are writing a paper on the topic of production of ethanol, you could argue why you think it is important for people to support the production of ethanol (economics, environment, more efficient, etc.).

You must include at least 5 separate sources in your paper. These must appear in your paper and not just in your Works Cited page. These may be direct or indirect quotations.

Remember, you need to make sure that you have an argumentative thesis that is guiding your essay. What do you want to argue for within your essay? You want to pick 3 or 4 subtopics within your subject and then expand on these throughout your paper to help support/backup your argument/stance.

Format: MLA. 12 pt. Double-spaced. Times New Roman. 1-inch margins. Pages numbered, no number on first page. No title page–put name, instructor, class and date on first page at the top, flush left (double-spaced).