As you prepare to write your persuasive essay, read the three attached student essays and answer the following questions about one of the essays in the discussion forum: Does the author clearly identify a two-sided issue/problem? Is it debatable? Is the

As you prepare to write your persuasive essay, read the three attached student essays and answer the following questions about one of the essays in the discussion forum:

  • Does the author clearly identify a two-sided issue/problem? Is it debatable?
  • Is the author well informed about the topic? 
  • Does the author provide solid evidence to support his/her position? Remember that the evidence must appeal to reason.
  • Does the author address the opposing viewpoint?
  • What could the author do to strengthen the argument?

Student Essays for Review

  1. Student Sample Essay: “The Designated Hitter, 40 Years of Controversy
  2. Student Sample Essay: “Plastic Bags and the Environment
  3. Student Sample Essay: “Sagging Morals