This is a short essay where you need 4 paragraphs and you present a convincing argument Paragraph 1 is your opening. You present the basic question (DO NOT QUOTE THE QUESTION WE GIVE YOU) and inform the reader what your position will be and how you will construct your argument (with evidence of course) to convince the reader your position is right. It should be about 100 words The BODY Paragraph 2 is where you present your 1st type of evidence. Ideally, you present the same KIND of evidence from a couple of different studies/sources that help you make your case. It should be about 300 words Paragraph 3 is where you present the 2nd type of evidence. Ideally, you present the same KIND of evidence from a couple of different studies that help you make your case and add to what you presented in the previous paragraph by coming at it from a bit of a different direction. So the supporting evidence here should be distinctly different from your previous evidence paragraph. It should be about 300 words Paragraph 4 is your Conclusion. This is where you outline what your position was, how you presented convincing evidence and this leads you to make a strong conclusion about the topic. It should be about 100 words References: you MUST use APA format which means proper in text citations and a section at the end of the paper called References where you provide the full details of the cited sources in APA format. Your Burton writing guide in very valuable for this as a guide to referencing in APA but the web has many good sources on it. Your References section is NOT included in the word count. but everything above it IS included (including in text citations, the title, etc.) YOUR TASK: There are lots of different types of essay. In Psyc 1010 we ask students to write an “Argument” essay where you must try to disprove some statement or position. We do this because in SCIENCE we always try to disprove a theory which is much easier than trying to PROVE a theory (which usually takes hundreds of years). To DISPROVE a theory, all you have to do is find evidence against it. It helps if you find more than a single bit of evidence though. So what do you have to disprove? Disprove this statement “Human Resilience is mostly determined by NATURE. That is, it is based on Genetic factors such as intelligence and personality (temperament). So people cannot LEARN to be resilient” This essay topic relates to almost all areas of Psyc 1010 but specifically to the developmental and individual differences parts and of course we had a lab on resilience. To answer the question you need to disprove the statement using good academic research sources. You can disprove the statement by either disproving the 1st part of the statement (Resilience is determined by Nature (ie genetics)) OR you can disprove the 2nd part (Resilience can’t be learned).