Write a 750 – 1000-word Opinion on your final essay topic. You will not use research; instead, state what side of the issue you are taking and why.
In your essay include the following:
1. State what side of the issue you are taking and why.
2. Why do you believe what you believe?
Include a clear thesis that states what side you are taking and why.
Write an introduction, 3 or more body paragraphs and a conclusion. No sources are required for this essay. Focus on your opinion and what you think. However, be sure to support your points with examples and explain your point of view in detail.
Remember to follow the MLA format for submitting your paper:
* Double spaced
* 750-1000 words in length
* 12-point font
* MLA Format for name, etc.
Upload as an MS Word file attachment.
Details of Format for Papers
Use standard margins: 1″ on all sides.
· Use 12-point font.
· Use double spacing throughout (Do not leave spacing between paragraphs).
· Indent each new paragraph.
· Number pages in upper right corner. Leave first page unnumbered.
· Use MLA documentation.
· Do not use a cover sheet.
· Paper must have a title (in middle of page, 1/3 from top)
Format for name, etc., as follows (upper left corner):
Susie Student ENG101 Date Due Essay #, page #
Essay Rubric (1)
|Essay Rubric (1)|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Thesis Statement: The writing has a clearly articulated original thesis and subordinate ideas supported by reliable and relevant evidence based on original research. Main ideas are not lost in surrounding supporting evidence.
Thesis statement. 25 words or less. States the main idea or point of the essay
|This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Purpose and Audience: The writing engages the reader with an original approach to the subject. It may encompass conflicting ideas and inspires the reader to contemplate the relationship of complex ideas.||25.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization: The writing flows smoothly and logically from a well-defined thesis. It contains an appropriate introduction, conclusion, and smooth transitions.||25.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Grammar and Mechanics: The writing is free of proofreading errors. The writing contains sentences that are always complete and grammatically correct, and free of confusion and ambiguity.||15.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome MLA Format: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted assignment in proper MLA style.||15.0 pts|
|Total Points: 100.0|