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- Choose an event that took place in the year of your birth, ideally as close to your birthday as possible, and take a stance on it. Therefore, it needs to be something about which you can form an argument and state an opinion. For example, you might pick the death of Princess Diana and about the cause, or you could pick the cloning of Dolly the sheep and make an argument based on that. Note that I won’t actually check your birthdates, so you can adjust your choice a bit, but it might be more appealing for you to select a date associated with your actual day of birth. You can search online for major events on a particular day, month or year fairly easily.
- Choose any story from current or recent news on which you can take a particular stance and make an argument.
- Create an arguable topic related to any country other than the US and Canada that you have traveled to or are especially interested in.
- Audience: Someone unfamiliar with the subject.
- Invention/Drafting/Research strategies: Library, online, and media sources.
- Length: 1250 words minimum
- Criteria for evaluation/Grading rubric:
Content: Do you provide enough context and basic background on your topic, so the reader can understand what happened? Is your evidence and argument convincing? Do you also address and refute the opposing viewpoint at some point?
Grammar: As noted in the Writing Program Grading sheet. Must have proper citation and be free of major errors. Must include a minimum of four in-text citations from three or more sources, the majority obtained from a library.