Is there an issue or tension you’ve discovered that needs to be further explored?

Introduction/Rationale
Now its time to embark on the research study youve prepared for in Project 2. In Project
2, you learned how to craft a personalized research process to help you read in to a topic
that interests you. It is time to take those research skills and put them to use in building
persuasive arguments about your topic, targeted to a specific audience. You will compose a
researched argument essay, using the argument types outlined in our reading (definition,
evaluation, causal, rebuttal, proposal). The objective of this paper is to present the findings
from your research, composing an argument about the issue youve identified within the
topic you studied. You will present your argument in two related projects the Research
Essay Project, and the Infographic Project. These two projects will draw on the same body
of research, but will use different genres to present your findings. For this project (Project
3A), you will be focusing on writing in an academic tone and style, developing your ethos as
researchers by practicing using an academic voice to respond to or join the conversation
you see happening. In Project 3B, you will focus on using elements of visual rhetoric and
argumentation.