General Instructions Essay Instructions: Make a prediction on the similarities and differences in the Obama and Trump approaches to dealing with radical Jihadist Islamic terrorist groups. Evaluate these approaches. Be sure to respond to the strongest arguments against your position. Critical Thinking: your essay will be a persuasive paper on a controversial topic. I require that you grasp the question at hand and the basic arguments with respect to that question. I expect you to define a thesis and support that thesis with evidence and logic. Very importantly, I will look to see that you have examined sources that take a point of view counter to your thesis and that you, in the course of your essay, respond to the strongest arguments counter to your thesis. I’m NOT looking for a particular political point of view; I’m looking for critical thinking. There are no politically correct positions you must adopt to get a good grade. In fact, to grade your essay, I will assume the perspective of the other side (even in, in reality, I agree with you). I will think of all the strongest arguments on the other side and look to see if you acknowledged and responded to those in the course of your essay.