Think of a topic or issue that you know and care about -- an issue around which you have strong feelings. Today you will have time to write an argument essay in which you will state your claim and tell reasons why you feel that way. When you do this, draw on everything you know about essays, persuasive letters, and reviews.
If you brought in an outline, reference materials, or other outside sources, you are welcome to use those as you write the essay. Please keep in mind that you will only have one class period to complete this essay, so you need to plan, draft, revise, and edit in one sitting. Do your very best.
In your essay, make sure you …
- Write an introduction.
- State your claim.
- Give reasons and evidence.
- Organize your writing.
- Use higher-level transition words.
- Write a conclusion.