eng101 5 paragraph essay should americans vote why or why not

ASSIGNMENT: In a typical presidential election, only about 60% of Americans vote. Should more people vote? Why?

GUIDING QUESTIONS: Should Americans vote? Why or why not?

PURPOSE AND AUDIENCE: To persuade classmates, your professor, and community members whether or not they should vote.

LENGTH: 5 paragraphs plus Works Cited

  • Introduction with thesis
  • 3 paragraphs reasoning why people should/should not vote
  • Conclusion
  • MLA style in text citations in each paragraph (a minimum of 3 different sources cited)
  • Works Cited Page

SOURCES: See below for a collection of recommended sources.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/10/645223716/on-the-sidelines-of-democracy-exploring-why-so-many-americans-dont-vote

https://onlinepoliticalsciencedegree.eku.edu/insidelook/what-causes-low-voter-turnout-united-states

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a24597695/why-you-need-to-vote-midterms/

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/663709392/why-every-vote-matters-the-elections-decided-by-a-single-vote-or-a-little-more