Persuasive Essay about declining life expectancy

Help me study for my English class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

It should be global issues. Before you complete your paired speech, you will be asked to write a five (5)-page*** paper on a global topic. This paper is your opportunity to develop a particular position using supporting evidence from outside sources. You must compare opposing claims from credible sources, and provide a clear rationale, and support for the position you take. As a starting place to begin developing topics, please see visit the United Nation Website for Sustainable Development Goals: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ (Links to an external site.). You will need conduct library research for this assignment, and include at least five (5) sources in your paper and in a bibliography (Works Cited – MLA)/(References – APA) at the end. As you begin conducting research for this assignment, be sure to assess the credibility of your sources based on the criteria laid out in class. As with your written outlines, you will have the opportunity to receive feedback on your paper before you create the final product. Please attend to the schedule for specific deadlines. Your work will be assessed based on quality of research, organization, language, grammar, and editing. Remember, like all quality speeches, effective papers have clear introductions, transitions, arguments with support, and conclusions. Be sure to revise your paper before submitting it.