ESSAY 3: Explaining Opposing Positions
By now, you’ve become comfortable with your paper topic. In this essay, we’re going to build on the information you presented in Essay 2 and start to evaluate opposing positions. Select any two people (or an official platform of an individual organization) with opinions on your essay–official positions are best, but you can also choose to conduct a personal interview. Then present these two positions in a comparison-contrast paper.
You will need to draw on your Essay 2 for background information for this essay, but be careful that the background doesn’t overwhelm the essay. Limit this to AT MOST 1.5 pages: less is better. The remaining three (plus) pages are to be used to evaluate the positions you have chosen.
Remember, you are not yet presenting your own position nor are you proposing a solution–you are simply reporting the positions of others in a fair, objective manner.
This essay must be at least 5 pages long, set in Time New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Your text must be double-spaced and you must use MLA format. Also, remember to cite all information that you cull from outside sources.