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CIS 112: Accelerated Composition and Communication: Start Here

Fall 2017

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Your Research Assignment: Persuasive Essay

This guide is designed to help you with library research associated with this course, particularly the Persuasive Essay.
 For this assignment,  you need to select one of the Essay Options below for your written proposal:

  • Describe a specific issue an organization (such as your service learning organization) or community faces, 
  • Describe an issue effecting specific communities such as the University of Kentucky, a local school board or city/county government.

Your proposal should include a clear description of the problem, proposed feasible solution, a justification of the solution, and the specific audience you are addressing.

  • Use at least 5 additional sources of credible research on your selected topic.

  • Evaluate the sources for their relevancy to your topic 

  • Synthesize your readings and effectively integrate relevant elements into your essay

The resources in this guide will help you with this assignment.  If you have questions or need more information, please Ask Us!

Developing A Research Topic