Ms. Gaul's Gazette Summer #6

The Persuasive (Argumentative) Essay Issue

    First: Get a Topic

    Choose one of the topics below.

    1. Should students be allowed to have cell phones in elementary and high schools?
    2. Should college athletes be paid for playing?
    3. 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.

    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

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