MINIMUM WAGE: Should the minimum wage be raised from its current $7.25 per hour?
The persuasive essay requires you to argue a position on a debatable topic. You will support your position by conducting research, evaluating evidence, and presenting it in a well-organized essay. This assignment is based on research. It is not simply a preference or an expression of your opinion. The goal is to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view by using reliable sources, statistics and facts, logic, examples, and expert opinions. The essay should address an opposing view, and respectfully state why your position is stronger. The final essay should include a thesis statement, clear position on chosen topic, acknowledgement of the opposing view, clear purpose and direction, and effective conclusion. Revised essay should be error free and consistent in tone, point of view and verb tense. Three reliable sources are required to support your position.