Persuasive Essay Assignment Sheet

Choose one of the following prompts to write a persuasive essay on:

1.       Write a paper in which you either AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement:

a.       It’s more fun to be a child than to be an adult.

2.       Write a paper in which you either AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement:

a.       Life was easier for teenagers fifty years ago than it is for teenagers today.

3.       Write a paper in which you either AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement:

a.       The most important quality a person can have is a sense of humor.

4.       Write a paper in which you either AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement:

a.       It is better to have brothers and sisters than to be an only child.

Your essay should be five paragraphs and should follow the outline provided in class.

Your writing will be scored on how well you:

·         State your position on the topic

·         Describe the points in support of your position, including specific examples and other evidence

·         Anticipate and address readers concerns and arguments against your position

·         Use correct grammar, spelling punctuation, and capitalization

·         Follow the MLA format
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Lori Meyer,
Mar 9, 2012, 1:20 PM
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