This research essay should also include a minimum of 5 scholarly sources from outside of the course readings and should be treated as a proper research paper with a strong thesis. This means that your paper should present an overall point or argument.
Discuss your choice in a critical essay which includes:
A clear thesis backed by supporting argumentation.
A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed scholarly sources from outside of the course materials, which are referenced in the body of the paper and listed in a properly formatted bibliography or works cited page.
Good critical analysis of the topic.
All written assignments submitted will be evaluated based on the following general criteria.
Content: Ideas should be logically presented. The essay should include:
an introduction that describes the topic, specifies your position in a thesis statement, and may include a brief overview of what is to follow;
a body that develops your argument and provides evidence to support it; and
a conclusion that summarizes the content, restates the thesis statement, and may suggest broader implications.
Style: The essay should be clear and succinct. Avoid wordiness and repetition. Use an appropriate academic tone as well as inclusive language whenever possible. Avoid jargon, buzzwords, slang expressions, and pretentious-sounding inflated language.
Grammar and mechanics: Proofread and edit carefully to correct any errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Format: Follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide in formatting reference lists and citations.