Find a topic that involves a debate concerning American public policy at the federal, state and/or, local levels. The paper needs to be at least 2500 words in length, which works out to about 12 pages, according to GE-level standards. Topics are to be chosen by you.
I. Describe a situation: Briefly, in a paragraph or two introduce your topic.
II. Pose a research question: One that lends itself to debate
III. Hypothesis: This is your thesis statement or, hypothetical question answer
IV. Background: Go into more detail here on your topic and relevant considerations
V. Pro-Con Debate: Over the thesis statement
VI. Conclusion: Weighing the pros against the cons.