This means that you will write an explanation and an interpretation of two opposing viewpoints on debatable topic. YOU WILL NOT EXPRESS AN OPINION IN THIS ESSAY. The aim or purpose of this essay is to explain major opinions and concepts related to two opposite opinions on the topic you have chosen. At the end of the essay, your reader should have a solid overview of the topic and a strong sense of the major arguments for and against the topic issue. You are building your knowledge of a significant issue and are using that knowledge to inform your reader, NOT to persuade them.
Even though you are writing about the opinions of others, you will not express your own opinion(s) or take a stance on the topic. You must cultivate and maintain an objectivepoint of view throughout this essay, even though you are presenting and explainingdebatable issues surrounding the opposing viewpoints on the topic. Your task is to use quality source material to explain what each of two points of view on the debatable issue is, what it means, and its significance to your reader. You will document each source using parenthetical in-text citation and a list of sources formatted in Works Cited style following the MLA Style Guide.