I need to write an essay that: leads your reader through an evolving thesis about an issue that has mattered to you this semester. This essay should be a response to the Inquiry Question that you have been developing. To help you invest your reader in your issue, you will incorporate a representative test object that relates to your issue in a thoughtful way. Your essay should analyze details and should use sources as lenses to further this analysis. Conclude your essay with an unmistakable “So what?” about the claim that you have evolved over the course of the essay. If you will embrace the hard work of meeting these aims in your essay, you will write something much more ambitious—and rewarding—than a “report” or informative piece about your issue; your essay will be a reasoned, readable, and rich encounter with your ideas. It will be an opportunity for readers to follow you as you make meaning with them about your issue and your claim. In short, it will be exactly the kind of deliberate engagement with a complex question that we mean when we talk about inquiry.