argumentative essay

Task: You will write a well-researched argumentative essay on a social and economic justice issue of your choice that is related to the focal areas covered in the course. Use everything you have learned this semester including lectures, discussions, and readings to demonstrate your understanding of course concepts. Keep in mind that this paper is a final exam because your learning will be assessed thru your writing. Audience: Policymakers, stakeholders, and community members with interests and concerns in a debatable issue. Because this is an argumentative essay and you are writing for a general audience, do not use first-person (e.g., “I” or “me”), you can write “This essay argues that” instead. Additionally, do not write contractions (e.g., can’t, won’t), you should write out all words. Research requirements: You are required to use at least 5 peer-reviewed, scholarly articles published within the last 10 years. Scholarly articles serve as the evidence necessary to support your argument and establish credibility with the reader. Without this evidence, your essay is not an argumentative essay, it is solely an opinion paper. You may use other sources such as websites, films, and newspapers in your paper in addition to the required 5 scholarly articles.