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English: Argumentative essay

English: Argumentative essay


For the Final Exam, you will make an argument by choosing from ONE of the two prompts below. It must be in correct MLA format for style any quotations, citations, and the Works Cited. It must be in formal, academic style with no contractions, second person, or first person. Remember to avoid saying “I believe,” “I think,” or “In my opinion” plus any variations. It must be at least 1000 words, with correct heading, page number, and title. As always, everything must be Times New Roman 12 point font double-spaced with no empty lines except for those before the Works Cited. Turn it in using Microsoft Word or PDF.



Prompt : Write an argumentative essay on who would win in a fight: a Girl Scout who can magically summon anything from a hardware store instantly, but has palms that permanently stick to whatever they touch OR a Goose the size of a regular horse that can breathe fire but has terrible hiccups. These two are fighting on a completely empty but enclosed football stadium. Be super creative, but keep in mind academic language and formal tone, meaning no first person. At least two sources are required with a Works Cited. This is a completely fictional argument with fictional characteristics, look at it from all possible perspectives! Your research must be logical, even as you apply it to the fictional fight.



This prompt requires you to consider Rhetorical Situation (Audience, Purpose, Genre, Stance, Context, Medium) and still use formal tone with academic language, something that I have seen many of you improve upon greatly over the semester. With either prompt you choose, you are using this argument as a chance to demonstrate what you have learned throughout the semester and how you have developed your writing skill. Keep in mind a few things: formal tone, developed sentences, avoiding repetition, correct MLA format (includes heading, page number, font, spacing, citations), structure, organization, transitions, and most importantly WINNING OVER YOUR AUDIENCE with appeals to emotion, logic, or character (logic will play the heaviest role in both, followed by character in prompt 1). These are meant to test your writing skill and creativity, so think outside the box! I hope you all write something worthy of the semester we have spent towards this goal.  Good luck!

Final Exam is due May 7th, no extensions. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY.