Final Essay: If I Could Snap My Finger … For your final essay this semester, you

Final Essay: If I Could Snap My Finger …
For your final essay this semester, you are given a hypothetical situation of being able to fix one thing on Earth at the snap of a finger. To be clear, this is not the kind of fixing that Thanos had in mind (and there is recent information that Thanos couldn’t have snapped his finger with his glove on, so there’s that).
Nevertheless, if you had the ability to fix one thing on Earth at the snap of a finger, what would it be?
For this paper, you must find a source from an online database – the GCC library works well for this. Using those sources, take a stance on your chosen topic.
Please use 12-point Times New Roman font and double spacing for this assignment. For this paper, you will use one quote from your source to guide your argument. Here’s how it should work out:
Paragraph 1 – Introduction:
I probably would just start this paragraph with your thesis sentence. Yours might be something like, “If I could fix one thing in this world with a snap of my finger, it would be …” you will then add your personal answer. Please note that for this final essay, I’m giving you more leeway with your introduction paragraph.
I think it would be good to practice using about 2-3 more sentences in this paragraph to creatively capture the reader’s attention before you really get into it in your body paragraph.
Paragraph 2 – Body Paragraph:
Next, you’ll use a quote from your article. Don’t forget what is called a signal phrase. It precedes and flows into your chosen quote. After that is your analysis. You can always start analysis with, “This quote is important because…” In total I recommend 6-7 sentences explaining why your quotation is important with regards to your thesis sentence.
Paragraph 3:
Finally, end the piece by restating your thesis one last time. You always want to end the piece pretty much the way you started. You restate your thesis so that there is no ambiguity about what you are trying to prove. You will basically write your thesis one last time, but this time, use synonyms, make it sound confident, and make it feel like an ending. After you’ve done that, end your overall essay by giving about four more sentences as what we’ve described as a call to action. End your essay with sentences like, “We must … because …” I’m sure it’ll turn out great.
Please note that since you are using JSTOR or another scholarly database, there will be an MLA citation tool on there, which cites your journal article for you. You can simply paste your citation onto your works cited page, but do not forget to reformat the information to:
Times New Roman, 12 point, black font.

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