We have been going over Persuasive Arguments and Public Policy in Civics class for several weeks now. Today, you get to choose your own.
1) Choose a policy or other problem you believe should be addressed by the government. Check this in with me so you don’t take someone else’s topic.
2) Research both sides of the argument
3) Compose a Persuasive Paper which tries to convince the reader to come to your side of thinking
Your papers should show four distinct sections- Thesis (introduction), Argument, Counterargument, and Conclusion. Additionally, I will be evaluating the balance between your facts and opinions. It would be a good idea to cite your sources and be specific with your evidence.
In class, you will present your arguments (don’t just read off your paper in class!) and the rest of the class will act as a panel, asking you questions based on your facts presented.
Remember to take a look at the website ProCon.org to get some good ideas!