Hamlet Act I Persuasive Essay Writing Assignment TASK: To write three (3) paragraphs supporting or disagreeing with the following quote: "This above all: to thine ownself be true. / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man" (I, iii, 78-80). OBJECTIVES: 3W-C4-12-P01X Write a persuasive composition (e.g. speech, editorial, letter to the editor, public service announcement) that: • states a position or claim • presents detailed evidence, examples, and reasoning to support effective arguments and emotional appeals • attributes sources of information when appropriate • structures ideas • acknowledges and refutes opposing arguments WRITING: Your 3-paragraph persuasive essay should be structured as follows: •Your essay should be 3 paragraphs long and constructed as follows: Paragraph 1 – The introduction and personal experience. The essay should begin by stating your opinion. The rest of the paragraph should describe a specific personal experience that either supports or disagrees with the quote above. Paragraph 2 – This paragraph should take an example from the text that supports or disagrees with the quote and explain it. Be sure to be consistent with what you chose in paragraph 1 (i.e. if you agreed with the quote in paragraph 1, pick something that agrees with the quote for paragraph 2). Paragraph 3 – This paragraph should take an example from history or current events that supports or disagrees with the quote and explain it. Be sure to be consistent with what you chose in paragraph 1 (i.e. if you agreed with the quote in paragraph 1, pick something that agrees with the quote for paragraph 3). •Your essay is to be submitted to www.LearningExpressAdvantage.com for scoring As always, your finished product should demonstrate your abilities as a quality proofreader and editor. It should be easy to read, having been proofread for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, usage, and grammar errors. It should also adhere to the standard conventions of paragraphing (i.e., indented first line of each new paragraph; no extra spaces between paragraphs). POINTS: 150 pts. LENGTH: 3 complete paragraphs DUE DATE: ___________________________ As always, no late work will be accepted.
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