Your assignment requires you to choose a controversy related to an interest of yours and write an argument taking a position on that controversy.
This assignment has a few purposes:
To examine the controversies relevant to your own life
To think critically by exploring different viewpoints on a controversial issue, examining the evidence to support all viewpoints, and developing your own educated argument on the issue
To enhance academic research skills by finding, evaluating, and integrating quality sources into your own writing
To practice writing a well-organized argument
You will find and incorporate at least 5 quality sources, at least two of which must be located through the Luria Library (or other academic library)
To find sources through the Luria Library, use the Books and Articles tabs along the top of this research guide to identify recommended databases for searching for books and articles through the library. If you have questions or would like assistance, email me (your librarian) or book a research appointment over zoom and we can go through the process together.
If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.