Write a 500-750 word argumentation/persuasion essay using any approach as a method of development. 2 outside sources are required. Please don’t copy and paste any essay. This work must be original.
For argumentative/persuasive topics, see the list at the end of Chapter 11, Argumentation-Persuasion, in The Longman Reader. These are suggestions and other topics are allowed.
1. Hiring or college admission quotas
2. Giving birth control to teenagers
3. Prayer in School
4. Same sex marriage
5. Reinstating the military draft
6. Penalties for plagiarism
7.Increasing the retirement age
8. Spouses sharing housework equally
9. Smoking in public places
10. Big-time sports in college
Knowing how to brainstorm is going to save you from writing a weak essay. Also, knowing how to support your claims with evidence from outside sources will further strengthen your essay. For that reason, this assignment requires the use of two references.
An effective argumentative essay must have evidence to make its case; most arguments that occur in daily life happen in the heat of the moment and are more likely directed toward saving one’s own pride than toward giving clear and supportive proof to one’s claims.