This is a 6-page researched argumentative essay which 1) utilizes at least 5 concepts from pages 19-209 of They Say, I Say and 2) also includes a clear demonstration of one or more concepts from this external website. You may find the prompt here, and a sample paper here.
You may write on any current controversial issue (check with me if in doubt about your topic–but please don’t ask me to give you a topic), but please don’t write about the following three things: gun control, abortion, and theism. These are very important topics that should be vigorously debated, but I rarely see remotely acceptable arguments about them–even from students I agree with.
The keys to succeeding at this assignment are to follow the prompt and meet the expectations shown in the first paragraph above. Doing so will demonstrate your competency in the skills I am trying to teach. Failing to do so will not.