You should select a topic of personal interest: science, history, politics, culture, or perhaps something related to your major and career interest(s).3 You will need to select a topic that can be adequately focused. For example, you cannot write an entire history of the class conflict in the United States. Whatever you decide, your paper should make a claim and offer support (grounds, backing and evidence) for that claim (thesis/position). Identify the issue, explain the issue, and tell your audience where you stand and why. Evidence and Support Use a combination of evidence and logic to effectively argue your position: personal experience, interviews, published sources, facts and statistics. Please note that Paper V is the final assignment simultaneously the final exam of the course, and there will be no Peer-Review Revision Workshop of Paper V although you are more than welcomed to exchange drafts independently, as peer review is a valid and recommended part of the writing process. In addition, you are free to utilize the MCTC Student Writing Center, which is located in the MCTC Learning Center, for support. Please see the URL below for more contact and scheduling information: http://www.minneapolis.edu/Student-Services/Support-Services/Learning-Center 3 Restricted Topics: affirmative action, abortion, capital punishment, corporal punishment, the environment, child abuse, spousal abuse, any war(s), any positions for specific candidates or politicians in or out of an official office, any political parties, smokers, smoking, underage drinking, change in drinking laws as they may relate to age and/or legal intoxication limit, drugs and drug legalization, religion, premarital sex, teen sex, teen pregnancy, animal testing, endangered species, how to make beer, same sex marriage, euthanasia, the many uses of hemp, terrorism, and abstinence The number of sources you use will depend on your subject; however, you must incorporate a minimum of five (5) critical sources in your position (persuasive) paper: only one (1) of the five (5) required sources for the position (persuasive) paper may be a web page, an informal survey, and/or an unpublished interview. A paper and/or annotated bibliography that fails to fulfill the minimum word and/or the minimum source requirements is an incomplete paper, and incomplete papers are assessed a grade of zero (0). The annotated bibliography does not have a minimum word count, but it does have a minimum source count of fifteen (15) cited sources with specific source type criteria. An annotated bibliography that fails to fulfill the source type and/or minimum number of sources requirement will receive a failing grade
Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Persuasive Paper for Polyamory Introduction The Gender Equity Resource Centre defines polyamory as the state of an individual being in more than one open, romantic and often sexual relationship simultaneously and with the consent and knowledge of all the partnersCITATION Tao08 p 18 l 1033 (Cook, Commitment in Polyamorous relationships 18). Polyamory is relatively new to the modern world. However, it has been practiced for centuries by some communities in the United States. The Oneida community a New York religious community practiced polyamory in the 1800s. Members of the community were actively encouraged to practice polyamory openly but with the consent of their sexual partnersCITATION Sar11 p 10 l 1033 (Wheeler 10). Scientific American estimates that approximately 5% of American are looking for relationships outside of their committed relationships. Polyamory provides a platform through which these individuals can channel their desires in an open, free and legitimate manner. CNN reports that there are approximately 50,000 polyamorous relationships in the United StatesCITATION Ema13 p ": cnn.com" l 1033 (Grinberg: cnn.com). Globally, the number would be significantly higher noting that there exist societies that have allowed polyamory prior to civilization. Polyamory faces significant challenges, especially following its association with LGBT communities. Individuals who have practiced polyamory have reported signi...