Essay #3: War
Prompt: War is defined as a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. War seems like an inevitable part of history and is no new concept. Write a 2-4 page essay explaining the issue of war. Be sure to include the following information in your essay:
- Why are nations constantly going to war?
- Should nations go to war?
- Are there good and/or bad reasons for going to war?
- Explain the effects of war.
- Should diplomacy be used? If so, when and for how long?
- Explain how war has changed over time/history.
- Be sure to provide EXAMPLES of different wars.
Due Date: The essay will be due on Friday, January 26 by 11:59 pm to turnitinin.com. Paper copies or emailed papers will not be accepted.
- All essays must be a minimum of 2 pages long, but no more than 4 pages (2-4 pages).
- Students must use rules of English, with correct grammar and spelling. The paper is to be in MLA format with 1 inch margins, 12 pt. font, double spaced, and using Times New Roman. For help with MLA formatting, visit: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
- The essays must be in paragraph format (does not have to be 5 paragraphs, could be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc.) with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion; moving from general at the beginning of the essay, to specific in the body of the essay, and back to general at the end of the essay.
- Students must use at least 3 scholarly sources (NOT Wikipedia, About.com, yahoo answers, etc.) throughout the paper and include them in their works cited page. The textbook may count as ONE of the scholarly sources. Students are NOT allowed to use direct quotations from their sources.
- They must paraphrase and then give credit to (cite) the work and/or author they paraphrased from. Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated.
- All essays will be due on Turnitin.com by the assigned deadline. If the paper is not turned in by the deadline, the student will receive a grade of zero. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED (unless absent)! No paper/hard-copy submissions will be accepted.
- Each essay will count as one test grade.
- Each essay will be graded using the following rubric:
Content/Answering Prompt 30 points
Correct Formatting (MLA style) 25 points
Use of research articles/works cited 15 points
Length/Organization/Flow/Creativity 20 points
Grammar and Spelling 10 points