The goal of your third major writing project is to combineall the skills that you have been developing so far in this course in order totake up a position about a topic, analyze information and claims, produce aninformed argument supported by evidence, and practice presenting your work.
You want to do more in this assignment than make a pro/conargument about something you already feel certain about. Use this assignment tolearn something new and stretch your understanding.
For your project you willneed to:
Select, narrow, and focus a topic.
Locate, evaluate and use relevant sourcematerials.
Build on your skills in summary, analysis, andsynthesis.
Present your own position in a credible, well-supportedargument.
Apply rhetorical concepts to the analysis oftexts and to your own drafts.
Practice appropriately citing sources andcompiling an accurate Works Cited page in MLA style