Ms. Gaul's Gazette Summer #6
The Persuasive (Argumentative) Essay Issue
First: Get a Topic
Choose one of the topics below.
- Should students be allowed to have cell phones in elementary and high schools?
- Should college athletes be paid for playing?
- Should state colleges be free to attend?
Then click on this link to find some resources discussing the topics. Read, watch, review, and take notes on the resources that apply to your topic. Take notes on the arguments the authors make, and find one or two quotations to use to strengthen your own position.
Page me your topic and thesis statement for +5 points on your final draft grade.
- Here's a great step-by-step tutorial: http://johnmcgarvey.com/apworld/student/thesiscrea...
Second: Plan it out
Save the graphic organizer below and use it. Submit the completed graphic organizer to the "Persuasive or Narrative Essay Rough Draft" +5 points on your final draft grade.
Third: Write your Rough Draft
Some things to Remember
Cite your sources and use in-text citations
Email Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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