Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word persuasive research paper that
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word persuasive research paper that argues your personal position on a controversial topic that you think is worthy of public debate. The topic must be current, part of an ongoing debate, or a relatively new, unknown topic that you think deserves more attention.
Include a strong thesis statement and be organized so that your arguments are clearly presented. Avoid giving background on your topic. Instead focus on proving your thesis statement.
Incorporate both classical principles of argumentation and elements of the Toulmin model of argument analysis.
Support your claims with credible references, using a minimum of four peer-reviewed sources.