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  • 1. ENG 101 Essay #5 Due: Friday, December10 For thisfinal essayof the semester,Iwouldlikeyoutoargue a specificopinionon“something.” We will be lookingata handoutinclasson “Persuasive Writing” butyou can decide what topic you want to argue. There are onlytwo“rules”forthisassignment – (1) you mustargue about somethingthatyou have passionfor,and(2) youmust use a directquotationsomewhere inyourargument(note:youare not requiredtoinclude a“WorksCited”page but itmust be clearin yourpaperwhere yougot the directquotationfrom). If you are completelystuckforideas,youare more than welcome toanswerone of these options: A. Look throughthe essayswe haven’tlookedatin ThisI Believe. Forexample,on pages159-161 isan essayby RickMoody (a well-knownAmericanwriter) onwhyhe lovesreadingandhowhe approachesinterpretation. Perhapsyoucouldwrite aresponse towhathe says – for example, youmightdisagree withhisideathat“the readercompletesthe text”(160). Instead,youcould offeryourowntake on what happenswhenyouread. B. Withthe rise of the internet,tonsof informationisnow readilyaccessible tostudents,parents, administrators,andteachers. Youmayhave heardof one website, www.ratemyprofessors.com,whichsolicitsreviewsfromstudentsaboutthe professorsthey encounterintheireducational pursuits(acompanionhighschool ratingsite is www.ratemyteachers.com). Withsucha website,studentscanpostratingsondifferent professors,evennotingtheir“hotness”factor. Doyou thinksucha website isuseful? Howdo you“see”theirratings? Are they“correct” basedonyour own experienceswiththese instructors? Wouldyouargue that such a website isuseful (ornot)? Here are listsof possible topicsforanargumentative paper: http://www.goodessaytopics.com/argumentative-essay-topics.html http://www.writefix.com/argument/topics.htm Don’tforget– youcan come upwithyour ownideastoo! But I am lookingforapproximately3double- spaced, typedpages. Make sure you have a clearpurpose/argumentandsupport/development!

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