I'm a com. college instructor, and the above poster is telling you the truth here. You are in a situation in which your teacher wants to see if you can write.
God I see awful writing anymore. And the high school teachers all tell me its because of don't ask/don't tell. . . I mean, no kid left behind. Whatever. At any rate, it is to show your dispassionate logic, your reasoning and not an effort to get politically hot and emotional.
To Praise, To Bless, To Preach--the Dominican Order