he essay should be AT LEAST 5 paragraphs of 5-8 sentences each, though feel free to make it longer if desired. This includes an introduction and a conclusion.
Your introduction should include a statement of your research question, what your position is, and a brief summary of what your arguments will be. Your conclusion should include a brief summary of what arguments you have made.
It is expected that you will cite at least three sources, at least one of which must disagree with you. Your essay should include an “objection” paragraph, where you discuss the other side’s arguments and explain why despite their arguments, you still believe in your position. Addressing looming objections is THE key to a high-level persuasive essay!