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· Consider the audience of your essay. Will your reader be receptive to your argument, or will they be strongly opposed to your claims? Your audience’s reaction to your thesis will determine a number of things in your writing, including structure, tone, and evidence. Also, keep in mind that while recognizing opposing viewpoints certainly lends credibility and ethos to your argument, you don’t want to undermine your own claims. Give credit and acknowledgement to other opinions, but simultaneously reinforce your own ideas. Requirements: Your essay should be a minimum of at least 5 paragraphs and 1250 words (not counting the Works Cited Page), typed and double-spaced. You must incorporate at least 5 research sources, cited properly via MLA format with in-text citations and a Works Cited Page. Use Times New Roman font in 12-pt size and 1 inch margins. Format your paper according to MLA guidelines. Assessment: Your grade will derive from your abilities to argue successfully your thesis using convincing evidence, specific details and examples, and pertinent outside sources, as well as to organize your thoughts in an effective and logical style to help your reader clearly understand your argument