Project 3: The Persuasive Essay

For this third project of the course, we will be moving from the discipline of the Social Sciences and into the Humanities. Rather than writing a Research Report that uses primary and secondary sources, we will focus our work on an essential Humanities genre: the argument essay. As such, you will plan, research, draft, and revise a persuasive essay about code switching, a literacy and language issue you read about during your work for Project 2.

While your essay will be focused around a thesis of your own design, it will need to draw on secondary sources—academic, peer-reviewed research—so the practices you engaged in during Project 1 will also be helpful to you here.