The informative essay is worth 100 points. The essay must be 3-4 pages in length, double-spaced, following MLA format. An essay of 3-4 pages should be at least 1050-1400 words. Make sure that you include the word count with your essay.
The essay should consist of an introduction, body, and conclusion. A thesis statement is required in the introduction of the essay and the outline. The essay must also include an outline, and a works cited page, which are in addition to the three pages of text. Also, make sure to use parenthetical references when crediting outside sources. Students must have at least five credible sources listed on the citation page. Be sure to present the latest research on the topic.
The objective of writing an informative essay is to inform or educate the reader on a particular topic, imparting knowledge in a logical, systematic manner. While writing an informative essay you should assume the reader does not have a basic knowledge of the topic. Do not inject yourself into the paper, it is not about providing your view or opinion of the topic.
The topic for the informative essay is “Affirmative Action in Higher Education in Texas.” Be sure to include a definition of affirmative action; discussion of at least three arguments for affirmative action, and at least three arguments against affirmative action; an examination of the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan and its effectiveness; and a brief overview of three Texas court cases, and two federal court cases, related to the constitutionality of affirmative action in higher education.