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12B Assessment – Writing Assignment #3

YOU MUST WRITE ABOUT ONE OF THE TOPICS BELOW. YOU MAY CHOOSE WHICHEVER ONE MOST INTERESTS YOU.

- Write a multi-paragraph essay supporting your position on your chosen topic. - The essay should be a minimum of 5 paragraphs, with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion - Be sure to include specific details and examples from your own experiences or readings.

As you write, remember your essay will be scored based on how well you: develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your thesis to the audience. support your thesis with meaningful reasons and sufficient details. address the readers' concerns, opposing viewpoint, or counterarguments. organize your essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion. use well-structured sentences and language that are appropriate for your audience. edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.

Use any of the tools available to you, such as the tools in this document, the Checklist, Spellchecker, or Graphic Organizer on e2020, your teachers, parents, etc.

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Informational: 7 Deadly Sins
Question:
Religion aside, most people agree that all seven deadly sins are generally unethical. What do you think? Is there one in particular that you feel to be either significantly worse than the others or, conversely, to be morally acceptable? Please explain. Response:

Responses will vary. Responses should contain complete sentences and should address the specific question. Suggested responses may include but not be limited to: 1) an opinion on how unethical the seven deadly sins are. 2) identification of one sin that is worse than the others and an explanation of why it is worse. 3) identification of one(or more) sin(s) that the student feels is acceptable. 4) Students should state their opinion on this question. They should also include specific reasons and/or examples for their opinion. Keywords:

Sin, right, wrong, ethical, unethical, moral, acceptable, OK, unacceptable, better, worse

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Informational: 20th Century Art
Question:
Consider the world we live in today and the effect it may be having on art. What events, situations, or conditions will have the greatest lasting impact on the artists of today and tomorrow? Explain your answer. Response:

Responses should contain complete sentences and should address the specific question. Suggested responses may include but not be limited to: 1) Artists have always been influenced by socio-political events. Today’s socio-political influences may include war, the United states economy or the energy crisis. 2) Arts are also usually influenced by personal influences, such as emotions or things that have happened to them. 3) Students should state their opinion on this question. They should also include specific reasons and/or examples for their opinion. Keywords:

Artist, influence, social, political, technology, emotion, events, conflict

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Communication: Media Impact - The Democratic Process
Question:
After reading the article, it seems that the burden of understanding the democratic process is not on the media, but on the individual citizen. How can you tell who to trust in the media when it comes to the democratic process? How would you go about finding out information to be an informed, active citizen? Response:

Student should respond to both questions. Responses should contain complete sentences and should address the specific question. Suggested responses may include but not be limited to: 1) In order to know who to trust, you have to do your research. Find out as much as you can about the media outlet that is giving you your information. Who owns the media outlet? What affiliations does this person have? What bias does this person have 2) In order to become an informed active citizen, one needs to actively go out and get information, not just accept what is given from one source, but from a variety of sources. 3) Students should state their opinion on this question. They should also include specific reasons and/or examples for their opinion. Keywords:

Media, bias, prejudice, coverage, connections, variety, censorship, disinformation, information source

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Informational: The Darfurian Exception
Question:
How do you think we, as a people, should prioritize our resources (e.g., people, time, energy, money)? In other words, in your opinion, how valuable is increasing our knowledge of space and the universe in comparison with improving the earth that is the only land we know and bettering the day-to-day life on it? Response:

Responses will vary. Responses should contain complete sentences and should address the specific question. Suggested responses may include but not be limited to: 1) a preference towards exploration of space or betting our day-to-day life on earth. 2) The students should mention the importance of perspective in explaining their preference. 3) Students should state their opinion on this question. They should also include specific reasons and/or examples for their opinion. Keywords:

Geocentric, heliocentric, earth, universe, space, day-to-day, everyday, perspective, point of view

INTRODUCTION
Attention Getter: ___________________________________________________________________________ Thesis: ____________________________________________________________________________________

BODY 1
Topic 1: ____________________________________________________________________________
Detail 1: _____________________________________________________________________
Detail 2: _____________________________________________________________________
Detail 3: _____________________________________________________________________ BODY 2
Topic 2: ____________________________________________________________________________
Detail 1: _____________________________________________________________________
Detail 2: _____________________________________________________________________
Detail 3: _____________________________________________________________________ BODY 3
Topic 3: ____________________________________________________________________________
Detail 1: _____________________________________________________________________
Detail 2: _____________________________________________________________________
Detail 3: _____________________________________________________________________

CONCLUSION
Restate thesis: ____________________________________________________________________________ Wrap it up: _______________________________________________________________________________

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