This PowerPoint outlines an argumentative research paper geared towards ideally seniors, but can be used for any level. It requires students to take a look at social issues in our world and decided whether they agree with them or not, and then propose a solution to fixing the social issue they choose to research.
The PowerPoint provides a detailed outline for the writing process, social issues to choose from, and an example on how to narrow the social issues down into a more manageable topic to research. This PowerPoint outlines the paper and can be taken down by students in 1-2 days all at once. OR can be broken up into multiple day lessons. The paper itself will take students about 4-6 weeks to write, if given the proper time to research in class, write given content, and time to revise and edit.
In addition, I also recommend purchasing my MLA PowerPoint to assist with MLA formatting skills to assist students in properly formatting their paper.