Essay: End or raise the minimum wage?
Directions: Read the two articles on Mr. McCreary’s website (under Ch 9 – “Minimum Wage
Essay”) concerning the minimum wage. Research to find at least two other sources as well.
Write a persuasive essay (five paragraph style) using information from the articles to support
your stance. What opinion you have is not as important as your ability to support your
opinions. You may cite, quote, etc. the articles (and others) if you choose. Standard rules for
academic writing are in effect.
Nuts & Bolts:
1 ½ pages minimum for the essay
Double spaced and typed
Normal sized font (12) and margins (1 inch on each side)
Spelling and grammar count
May be handed in by hard copy or email
Include a “works cited” for only the additional sources you find. The works cited does
not have to be a separate page.
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