For this essay, you have a little more freedom. You may use any source (books, database, our textbook, internet articles, etc) that you deem reliable and pertinent. You must use at least THREE sources: one of these must be a non-traditional source (interview, video, tweet, lecture, etc.).
(Traditional sources are books, database articles, and newspapers/magazines)
It’s up to you to research both sides of an issue and make a solid argument for the side you agree with while also addressing the other side’s concerns and criticisms. Be as thorough as possible! You may write on one of the topics covered in our textbook, or you may choose to write about any other topic that interests you, provided said topic is interesting enough to have an argument about.
For instance, you may write about a social problem and its solution, a controversy within your chosen field, a particular way of interpreting the world/history/art/science, etc. This essay is good practice for the longer research essay that we’ll do at the end of the course.