Throughout the discussion forums in this course, you've had the opportunity to read and respond to a variety of topics. Choose one of those topics responses and build an argument based on your discussion forum response.
For example: In the discussion in week six, you may have argued that the true casualties of war are not so much with those soldiers who participate in the battle, but those regular people who've had their lives disrupted by the fighting. Take your own premise--whatever premise you came up in any of our discussions throughout the course--and expand on that idea throughout this piece of writing.
If you used a previous response to inform your Research Essay, you cannot use the same topic again.
Your essay should contain the following:
- a clear thesis and introduction,
- two or more points supporting your position,
- at least one point of contention,
- a refutation of each opposing viewpoint,
- and a conclusion.
You can review the discussion forums, but no external sources / research should be included.
This essay will be evaluated on the strength and completeness of your argument, not on formatting or your grammar/usage skills (provided they do not affect the clarity of your thoughts).