Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone” – Opposing Views of Current Issue.. Compare and Contrast ** Read Claire McInerny, “Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone” The content of the essay will come from the article you got your issue from as well as from outside research. You must cite from at least one of the essays provided. A goal of research writing is to synthesize the research into your own unique approach; you should therefore spend some time thinking of a creative and original issue that the assigned essay explores. For this essay, you must remain objective and unbiased, and present both sides of the issue fairly. Second person narration is not allowed for this essay. 4-5 double-spaced pages and 12-point Times New Roman font. MLA format and cite page Check the Opposing Views of Current Issue Grading Rubric under Content and Media, Essay Prompts for specifics. Introductions/conclusions will also evaluated more stringently. Since this is a research-based essay, you will also be graded for MLA style within the essay. A Works Cited page is required for this essay. The Works Cited page must be in correct MLA format and will count as a short writing assignment grade.’ The Works Cited page must be in correct MLA format and will count as an assignment grade.