D) express a profound conclusion (“so what?/ “what now?” ) about this topic.

a) Introduce the topic by giving the audience some historical background/context about this topic (using/referencing at least one scholarly source in this paragraph.) Before you can make an academic argument about a topic, you must briefly inform the reader about the topic by giving some general background and context about the topic.
b) Formulate a thesis statement regarding this topic (using your soures.)
c) Write informative, organized, and coherent body paragraphs with facts and perspectives that lend critical weight to your thesis statement. Be sure to include your critical thinking voice in regards to the facts and perspectives that you bring to each body paragraph.
d) Express a profound conclusion (“so what?/ “what now?” ) about this topic.

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