Paper Format: Number of pages: Type of work: Type of paper: Sources needed MLA 5 Double spaced Writing from scratch Research paper 5 Subject English Topic Pick your own topic listed in paper details Research Paper Aim: The aim of this assignment is to give you experience with perhaps the most important aspect of writing – to persuade and to support your claim. In addition, paper 4 is designed to give you research experience (five outside sources are required) and as well as allow you to explore and analyze a current controversial topic in some amount of detail. Assignment: Pick one of the possible issues below and write a research-based paper that persuades readers on some aspect of that particular issue. Most of the issues listed below are typical “For or Against” issues, yet I don’t want to box you in too much (i.e., perhaps if you choose Globalization you will focus your speech not so much on the Globalization issue but instead on whether or not NAFTA should be eliminated – an important aspect of the overall Globalization debate). On the other hand, feel free to design your Persuasive paper around either being “For or Against” one of these hot button issues (indeed, that’s why I selected these particular issues). Finally, MLA format will be required for this paper and non-correspondence to MLA format will result in a one letter grade drop on this assignment (severe non-correspondence may result in a two-letter grade drop). Possible topics to pick from: 1) Future US Energy solutions 2) Globalization 3) Cloning 4) Vaccinations 5) Cyber Bullying 6) Celebrity Worship. Length: 5-6 pages (at least 5 sources are required as well).