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AHCD: Should people face criminal charges for hate speech online?
I would like you to explore a controversial issue within the Business and
Engineering , arguing for a potential change or solution to this issue.
Consult the list below in order to help guide you and promote creative
thinking; however, do not feel restricted to writing about one of the topics
if you would prefer to explore another avenue that interests you:
● AHCD: Should people face criminal charges for hate speech
● Business: Should the minimum wage be increased?
● Education: Is standardized testing a fair and effective method of
● Health Sciences: Should parents be required by law to vaccinate
● IMCT: Should automotive companies continue to pursue driverless
● Public Safety: Should all police officers be required to wear body
cameras that cannot be turned off?
● SBSHS: Should prostitution be legalized throughout the United
● STEM: How might video game companies promote more race and
gender diversity throughout the industry?
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pathways, visit the “Programs and Degrees” webpage.)
Before you begin your essay, you should choose which stance you will
take on the topic (i.e., are you for the topic, against it, or some
combination of both).
Then, develop a strong, specific thesis that argues a specific claim about
that topic (i.e., don’t simply argue “I am for ” or “I am against “). Remember that you must argue about a specific change that
you want to see happen in order to rectify your issue.
To help build the ethos and logos appeals of your argument, you will be
required to use at least five sources in your essay.
While you may reference sources like personal blogs or Wikipedia in
your paper, three of your five sources must be more credible than
Wikipedia or a personal blog (e.g., articles and/or images from
magazines, journals, or newspapers; books; government websites, etc.).
Consider the audience of your essay. Will your reader be receptive to
your argument, or will they be strongly opposed to your claims? Your
audience’s reaction to your thesis will determine a number of things in
your writing, including structure, tone, and evidence.
Also, keep in mind that while recognizing opposing viewpoints certainly
lends credibility and ethos to your argument, you don’t want to
undermine your own claims. Give credit and acknowledgement to other
opinions, but simultaneously reinforce your own ideas.
Your grade will derive from your abilities to argue successfully your
thesis using convincing evidence, specific details and examples, and
pertinent outside sources, as well as to organize your thoughts in an
effective and logical style to help your reader clearly understand your
Consult the Essay Rubric for a detailed list of the criteria that comprise
A, B, C, D, and F essays.
You should submit a 1,250-word essay (not counting the Works Cited
page), typed and double-spaced.
Use Times New Roman font in 12-pt size.
Format your paper according to MLA guidelines.