Choose one of the topics on the list to write an argumentative essay.  This essay must have four paragraphs.

Introduction: 4-5 sentences

  • Starts with one of the golden bricks (hook)
  • Filler if necessary and appropriate transitions
  • Thesis statement

Body paragraph one: 6-8

  • Topic sentence
  • Support and examples for the topic
  • Transition sentence

Body paragraph two: 6-8

  • Topic sentence
  • Support and examples for the topic
  • Transition sentence

Conclusion: 4-5

  • Restates the main statement
  • Presents one or two general sentences which summarize your arguments that support your main statement
  • Either provide a general warning of consequences of not following the argument you put forward, or a general statement of how the community will benefit from following your statement.