Historic Statue, Flags, & Symbols Removal in America – Pros & Cons

Undergraduate English Course

Type of Paper – Essay

  • Analytical Research Paper:
  • The Removal of All Confederate Statues, Flags, Symbols in America
  • The topic should be a controversial social issue.
  • Instructions for Pros / Cons Paper
  • Five (5) page essay
  • (2) pages of “pro” and (2) pages of “cons”
  • MLA Document Format
  • Double-space Text
  • Times New Roman – Size 12 pitch font
  • 1” Top, Bottom, Left, and Right Margins

Here’s an outline example:

  • Essay Title (Strong)
  • Introduction
    • Hook (Strong)
    • Thesis statement
  • (2) pages of “pro” and (2) pages of “cons”
    • 1st aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 2nd aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 3rd aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 4th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 5th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 6th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 7th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 8th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons

9th aspect of the subject

  • Pros
    • Cons
    • 10th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 11th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • 12th aspect of the subject
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • Continue adding aspect of the subject – (2) pages of Pros & (2) pages of Cons
      • Pros
      • Cons
  • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Final thoughts

This is the position that I am taking on the removal of all confederate statues, flags, and symbols:

I support the removal of all confederate statues, flags, and symbols to stand up against racial inequality and justice.

Topic –  

Any interesting information for a research paper topic associated with the removal of confederate statues, flags, symbols in the United States of America…

Research –

Strongest argument on all sides of issue

Thesis –

Succinct statement of the central points of paper, usually at the end of the introductory paragraph.

Thesis

Example 1:  “The notion that guns are protected by the 2nd Amendment is a fascinating one, and one that I believe in.”

            Yet, those who believe that guns are not protected by the 2nd Amendment state…”

I’ve outlined a sample thesis (which you can use), but I urge students to develop their own.

The body of the paper should clearly outline the pros and cons of a particular issue.

Decide you position – are you for (pro) or against (con) my subject matter?

            This must be illustrated in the thesis.

Example 2: “The notion that ____________ is a fascinating one, and one that I believe in.”

Instructor outlined a sample thesis (which you can use), but urge students to develop their own.

Please develop a new thesis statement to reflect a similar meaning of above example 1 or 2.

This is the position that I am taking on the removal of all confederate statues, flags, and symbols:

I support the removal of all confederate statues, flags, and symbols to stand up against racial inequality and justice.

Although you will be stating my stance on a particular issue in the thesis, I must still present counter evidence.

I suggest (2) pages of “pro” and (2) pages of “cons.”

Your conclusion should summarize the points you’ve made (including a restatement of your thesis) and outline any further questions raised by my paper.

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