Choose one of the following: ? Persuade your audience that the use of alternative energy is beneficial and economical, or that the use of alternative energy is expensive and as detrimental as traditional energy sources ? Persuade your audience that social media provides a valuable outlet for free expression, or that social media allows users to insult, bully, and threaten others without any fear of punishment. Purpose The purpose is twofold: ? Persuade the reader to agree with the writer’s position (primary purpose) ? Express the writer’s feelings about the reader taking action on the topic (secondary purpose) Audience Your audience is made up of your fellow Penn Foster classmates. Many will agree with you, while others will disagree. You must take a position, present evidence to support it, and try to convince your audience through the strength of your argument to agree with you and to take action. Research Requirement You’re required to use a minimum of four secondary sources in your essay. ? Use at least two articles from Penn Foster’s digital library database, Expanded Academic ASAP. You can find directions on how to use the Penn Foster Library and the database here: Graded Project 179 ? Use at least one non-profit or government organization (online or print). You can find non-profit and government organizations under various Subject Guides in the Penn Foster Library. ? Choose a source, but one that you’ve evaluated for accuracy and validity. You can find tips on evaluating your resources in the Penn Foster Library Subject Guides under Guide Books and Tips. Reviewing your Information Literacy course can also help you with proper evaluation of resources. Follow this link:

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