Tears of a Tiger

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Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
Informational Essay – English 10 – 25 Points

Format Requirements:
Microsoft Word
No less than 500 words
No less than 5 paragraphs
1 paragraph = 5-7 sentences at least
Times New Roman
12 pt. font
Double-spaced
1” margins

Include:
Your name
Date
Home School
Essay Title

Prompt:After reading the novel Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper, select and research one issue from the list below; then, write an informative essay.

Abortion
Anorexia
Bath Salts
Binge Drinking
Bipolar Disorder – or any other mental disorder
Bulimia
Chlamydia
Concussions (sports-related)
Crack/Cocaine
Crystal Meth
Domestic Violence
Ecstasy
Epilepsy
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts
Gonorrhea
Heroin
Insomnia
Lupus
Marijuana
Multiple Sclerosis
Narcolepsy
Ohio Graduation Test
Prescription Painkillers
Same-Sex Marriage
Sickle-cell
Statutory Rape
Suicide
Syphilis
Teen Adoption
Teen Pregnancy
Texting & Driving
Trichomoniasis

Important!!! Use and cite at least three resources to show where you found your information. Include a “Works Cited” page or “Bibliography” as your last page. You must correctly cite any and all websites, books and periodicals from which you received your information. Use www.easybib.com to assist you in creating a “Works Cited” page if you do not know how to create one. * (Remember that this essay is informative, NOT PERSUASIVE. Do not make any arguments or try to persuade the reader. Give unbiased information – facts and statistics.) Outline:

* Introduction (1 paragraph)
* Catch the reader’s attention using one of the following attention-getters (approximately 2-3 sentences): * Ask a question that relates to the topic of your essay. * Example: Have you ever lived with an alcoholic? * Use a quote that could relate to your topic

* Example: A drunken mouth speaks a sober mind.
* Give an anecdote (a short,...
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