To Arrange or Not to Arrange, That is the Question Summary: Juliet’s parents expect her to marry Paris as an arranged marriage; this is a practice that still takes place in other countries and cultures. Today we read an essay on the advantages of an arranged marriage, and over the next couple of days we will read some other essays that focus on the same subject. Your assignment is to write an essay, in the MEL-Con format, on your opinion on arranged marriages.
Writing Prompt: Arranged marriage is a practice that still takes place in some cultures, do you agree with this practice?
I can write an argument that introduces a thesis, acknowledges counterclaims and clearly organizes the reasons and evidence for both.
I can write an argument that uses transitions to link the major sections of a text, creates unity, and clarifies the relationships, claims, reasons, and evidence.
I can write an argument that contains a concluding statement that supports the claim presented.
My introduction follows and includes the ACTS method. It has an appropriate Attention Getter, a Connector that logically connects the (A) to the (T), a Thesisthat clearly states the point of my essay, and a Summary that explains how my essay will flow.
What side are you going to take? Central Idea: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Supporting Details: Write 3 sentences that cause you to feel that way.
Attention-getter (This should be a statement, quote, or question that engages your reader in the essay topic. In this essay, your attention-getter should relate to the idea of arranged marriages):
Use one of the five strategies on the handout you received! Connector (Connects your attention-getter to the thesis. If your “Attention-getter” is a question, answer it here)
Here, you need to connect your attention getter to the topic. If you used a question as your attention-getter, explore possible answers here. Then give some background information about the topic of arranged marriage. Assume the reader does not know as much as you do.
Thesis (This is a statement that summarizes what you will write about in the body paragraphs – NO “I” STATEMENTS):
In a single sentence, state what you are going to argue throughout the paper. Don’t use “I!”