Argumentative Essay Frist Draft Prompt
You have to write an argumentative essay for or against one of these arguments. You can still come up with your own arguments after you run them by me.
1- Your position will be determined based on the audience ( You have to persuade those who disagree with your position)
2- You cannot change the audience
3- You cannot change the purpose
4- You should use the sources to support your arguments and counterarguments
5- In addition to the readings, you are allowed to use two external credible sources
6- Your essay should be 3-5 pages long
1- A person’s identity can change and grow over the time; thus, we should not constrict people.
People who think that identities do not change and define people solely
To persuade the audience that identities change and should not affect how we perceive people
“ Deadly Identities”; “ The Arab World”; “ Why Men and Women Cannot Talk to Each Other”
2- The media representation of Arabs factually portrays the life of Arabs.
People who think that Arabs are similar to what the media shows
Persuade the audience that the media image of Arabs is unrealistic
“Media Image of Arabs”; “ The Arab World”; “ An Imam in America”
3- The prevailing culture of celebrating pop culture and its celebrities is the ultimate sign of the decay of our society.
People who think that the celebration of pop culture’s icons solely indicates the dumbness of our society.
Persuade the audience that there are other indicators that pop culture is not that bad.
“Brain Candy”; “Media Image of Arabs”; “Deadly Identities”
4- Arabs cannot integrate into and accept cultures different than theirs.
People who think that Arabs cannot integrate in different cultures
To persuade the audience that Arabs can integrate in different cultures