Purpose: Write a 10-page (2500 word) Rogerian-structured research essay in MLA format, which incorporates and quotes from 10 credible sources. Write your essay in the form of a letter to someone who disagrees with you.
Topic: Has the U.S. failed in the struggle to contain COVID-19?
Sources: You’ll notice that the topics are all very current and widely discussed. This means you’ll need to find much of your research from up-to-date, online periodicals and credible websites. You should take a multi-pronged approach to your research: Google for articles, go directly to news websites (such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, etc.) and use their search bars. Be sure to find points of view that you disagree with because, in the whole first half of your essay, you will be explaining your opponents point of view.
Structure: With your letter, please follow the steps in order of Rogerian argument outlined in chapter 10 of From Critical Thinking to Argument. For example, do not give your point until you have completely restated the other characters stance in depth and in detail