Writing Assignment: Argument Essay (3 to 5 pages, typed, double-spaced)
Topic: Your Choice Choose a topic that is interesting to you, relevant to other people, AND controversial. Make sure it is school appropriate. Example: High school students should be required to complete community service hours before graduating. Audience: Consider who your audience is as you write this essay. Your writing should have some acknowledgment or evidence that you have a specific audience in mind. Persuasive Techniques: You must include at least 3 pieces of evidence to support your claim. These may include: o statistics /facts o quotations o anecdotes /observations. o audience benefit If you choose to use statistics and facts or quotations, be sure to cite your source using MLA format. Also be sure to acknowledge that there are other points of view on your topic besides your own point of view. Include at least one paragraph acknowledging and responding to a point of view other than your own. Format: typed, 12 point font (similar to Times New Roman or Helvetica), double spaced. Do not use all caps, all bold, or all italics!
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First draft due:________________________ Typed final draft due:________________________