Nglish Assignment (Read instructions carefully)
Write a 250-500 word essay that addresses a number you believe well-educated people should know:
identify the number we should know (e.g., the worldas population), but not yet give the actual number,
present a few cogent reasons why you believe this number is important,
present the actual number,
put that number in context for your reader (e.g., in comparison, over time) and make the number meaningful, and
note how the number was obtained and why your citation of that number is reliable.
The paper should be coherent and structured. It should have a meaningful title, an introduction, and a conclusion. Be certain to support your claims with evidence (1-2 sources), to exercise appropriate caution in your arguments, and to acknowledge uncertainty and complexity where relevant. Anticipate and address the reasonable questions of a critical reader.