OBJECTIVE: Compose a 5-7-page research paper based on the secondary sources you gathered for the annotated bibliography. The paper should synthesize these sources in support of a compelling thesis.
Information about this assignment and examples of student work can be found in Chapters 4 and 6 of your textbook.
A well-researched, academic argument that adds a new perspective to the existing conversation about your topic
A clear thesis statement that advances a specific, substantial, arguable point
Strong supporting evidence from your secondary research
In-text citation of at least FIVE different secondary sources
A careful evaluation of relevant counterpoints
A coherent organizational structure that enhances the argument and effectively portrays the research
5-7 double-spaced pages
MLA citation for all sources in an attached works cited page
Proofreading and proper MLA formatting