Tips: * Contextualize the problem. Background information will be needed, so make sure to provide it
(i.e. who, what, when, where). Be very specific.
* The petition must have a specific recipient, so do your research prior to publishing your work.
Ask yourself: who can help you with your request?
* Be respectful and persuasive. Your objective is to get signatures that can lead to a change, so
make sure you are not excluding or insulting audiences. Avoid aggressive, offensive language.
* Do research. Throughout your petition, I would like you to use three credible sources: one
source should be a credible media article (preferably from a newspaper or magazine), one source should
be a scholarly article (published in a scholarly journal), and one source should be a strong visual (please
refer to the slideshow I created on Visual Arguments). Though petitions generally don’t have a Works
Cited page, I would like you to still provide one when you submit this assignment.
* Your petition should be 4-6 pages. Petitions don’t follow MLA rules; they look more like online
newspaper/magazine articles with a title, a picture (which is recommended but not required), and the
article itself. For this assignment, you don’t have to follow the MLA format.
Basically Im going to make a petition on change.org, however you need to write an persuasive essay on why the minimum wage should be changed to $15 an hour in California. Pathos, logos and ethos has to be included in your argument along with the 3 sources listed