For this assignment, your subject should be a topic upon which you have strong feelings and can speak with some authority. You must take a stance on one side of a controversial issue and support your position with sound, specific arguments.
Your essay will be graded on the following:
- A strong controlling idea in the introduction
- Ideas organized in an order of importance sequence
- The use of specific details to support opinions
- The use of transition words to shift from one reason to another
- The use of varied, powerful sentence structure
Rough draft due: Wednesday, Nov. 14. Final draft due: Tuesday, Nov. 20