expository essay 2 4

Students will discuss a controversial social or political issue relevant to modern American society (e.g., gun control, abortion rights, healthcare). Students must discuss how Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Systems would support one side of the issue.

Students will reference at least three sources from Lynn’s Points of View database or the Opposing Viewpoints database, at least one of which must be peer-reviewed. This paper will be written in scientific style, with no personal opinion, in third-person format. Students may use a maximum of one quotation; all remaining information must be paraphrased (i.e., interpreted in student’s own words). Any piece of information obtained from another source must be properly cited, even if it is not a direct quotation. Students must include an introductory paragraph with a topic (thesis) sentence, appropriate transitions, a concluding paragraph, and reference page. Students must have at least 4 citations in this paper (Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Systems of the iBook, and three sources (one peer-reviewed)

* Content Main Ideas:

Uses the Bioecological systems theory to support the social or political issue.

A Note on Expository Writing:

Expository Writing is a mode of writing that uses examples to share, explain or prove a point. Expository writing serves as a transition for students to develop more formal elements of academic writing: the thesis statement, topic sentences, specific examples to support one’s thesis, etc.

Essay Requirements:

  • 3-4 pages
  • APA format
  • Citations must be used throughout the entire essay, where appropriate
  • Points will be deducted for spelling/grammatical errors, typos, and APA format errors
  • Essays will be assessed using the Dialogues of Learning written communication rubric
  • The final copy of the paper must be submitted to Canvas as a Word or PDF document