For the first formal writing assignment, you will select a topic that is timely and controversial/debatable to argue. You will take a position on that topic and conduct research in order to help you make a good case for your position on that topic. You will then incorporate this research into the paper. You will develop reasons for your position on the topic and incorporate the research into the body of the paper. This essay must be 3-4 pages in length, include 3-4 cited sources, and it will contain APA style in-text citations and a References page. Any essay submitted without APA style in-text citations and/or an APA style References page will not be scored and will therefore receive a zero. The paper must also adhere to the conventions outlined below in Assignment Submissions. This essay is worth 100 points. It is due on Sunday of Week 2 by 11:59pm EST.