Final Essay—Spring 2013
Directions: Choose one of the following essay prompts below. You will compose a five paragraph essay that contains the following: * An introduction that contains an attention getter and a thesis statement (argument) * Three body paragraphs each of them containing one supporting reason for your thesis. All body paragraphs should have a topic sentence, introduction to a quote, a quote (evidence), and an explanation of your quote. NONE OF YOUR BODY PARAGRAPHS SHOULD END IN A QUOTE!!!!!! * A conclusion that restates your thesis and provides closure to your paper Select one of the following prompts for your essay. Remember that you must take a stance on the topic to argue in your thesis statement. I suggest you start preparing to write this essay now! You should start working on your thesis statement and finding evidence (quotes) to support it now. You can bring anything you prepare ahead of time to the final to use to help you write your paper. However, you must do the majority of your essay composition during the final exam time. You will write this essay with a pencil and paper; we will not have access to computers. Remember this essay is worth 20% of your final grade.
1. Is Haymitch a good mentor to Katniss and Peeta? (criteria definition) 2. How does Katniss’ relationship with Peeta change her personality? (character development) 3. Is the country of Panem a fair and just society? (criteria definition) 4. Alternate suggestions can be approved by me ahead of time.
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