Discursive essay- Discuss whether it is better to be pessimistic or optimistic about the ongoing changes in population.
Write a discursive essay for an academic audience. Your argument should be balanced, representing different views and it should be supported by research. The essay should summarise a contemporary issue (whether it is better to be pessimistic or optimistic about the ongoing changes in population) and its impact on 21st century society, which is evaluated from different viewpoints with reference to appropriate sources. The aim of this essay is to demonstrate your understanding and ability to evaluate the key considerations relating to a contemporary issue.
Introduction (150-300 words)
state why the topic is important
Briefly define key ideas
outline the essay’s approach to the topic
outline different views presented
Main body (650-900 words)
key points supported by facts/evidence/examples
cite relevant support sources
present, synthesise & evaluate different viewpoints
The conclusion (200-300 words)
summarise main points
draw logical conclusion(s)
You should refer to a minimum of 8 relevant sources for your essay. Minimum 4 sources should be academic sources. You must include a Harvard style reference list at the end of your essay. A full bibliography is NOT required. Must use IN TEXT Citations.
Overall word count 1000 – 1500