Academic research essay

Essay #3: Academic Research Essay

Length: 1500-2000 words (not including Works Cited) in MLA
format, 12-point font, double-spaced

Source limit: Three (3) scholarly and two (2) popular
sources (5 sources total)

You must include a “Works Cited” page and use correct MLA
format for in-text (parenthetical) citations.

Due: 11/18 (Thursday); 1 pm

For this assignment, write an essay that examines an issue
of importance within your academic discipline. You will be graded on your
ability to present an informed, effective argument that demonstrates your
understanding of the subject, displays your research into its issues,
effectively uses source material (in summary, paraphrase, and cogent
quotations), and reaches logical, substantiated conclusions based on well-organized
and subordinated claims. At least five sources (three scholarly and two
popular) must be cited in the final draft of your Academic Essay. Your drafts
are expected to contain a cogent, well-formed argument based on that
preliminary work and to be presented in the MLA style, which is a required,
graded element of this assignment.