- To present objective points of view on a topic. This is not an argumentative essay; therefore, you will not be setting forth an arguable stance (thesis); YOU WILL REMAIN COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE
- To demonstrate correct MLA format
Using the expository and either MLA or APA format, you will write a three- to four-page expository POV essay in which you are setting forth three “pro” and three “con” points of view on the topic you have chosen for your research paper.
Because this is an expository essay, you will be using three “parts”: an introduction that sets up the topic and includes an expository thesis (for example, there are various points of view on this topic); a body of support paragraphs that set forth three “pro” and three “con” views (in separate paragraphs) on this topic; and a conclusion. The support paragraphs should begin with topic sentences that set forth each “pro” and each “con” clearly and explicitly, for example “one argument in favor of . . .is . . . .” Each support paragraph should have sufficient development and support using the appropriate RENNS (reasons, examples, names, numbers, and senses) but not to the level I will expect in your research paper.
You will bring in one source for each “pro” and “con” so six credible sources, but the paragraphs should not be a summary of the source. YOU are explaining each POV, and the source is merely brought in to support this.