Only ban gas-guzzlers; prior ages got along without them! Youngsters must learn frugality.
Modern car an American invention; ban robs us of a cultural institution
Lose 1,000s of jobs, exports
As You Write…
Consider organizing by context, by chronology, by importance, or by scale (small picturebig picture)
Avoid fallacies, especially generalizations & overstatements
Avoid lazy/meaningless statements
Nature or nurture? “It’s mostly based on what you do as a person.”
You can’t BS your way through this. You must show an ability to think maturely about an issue.
The “Theoretical” Prompt
Sometimes the prompt won’t present an “issue,” but a provocative quote.
It’s been said that “good can come from evil.” Write a well-organized essay that affirms, denies, or modifies this statement. Support your position using material from your reading, observation, or experience.
“Reading, observation, experience” LIME!
Literature, Imagination, Memories, Events
Write in the third-person as much as possible, although first-person is okay for this essay.
Write in the present tense.
Integrate at least 2-3 unique types of evidence; if you use one example from personal experience, try to use another from literature or history.
Avoid fallacies and generalizations!
Be sure to address opposite side.
Read/think about the prompt (2-3 minutes)
Plan for/organize the essay; generate ideas for evidence (10 minutes)