ESSAY TOPIC GENERATION AND NARROWING
Some schools require uniforms.
All schools should require uniforms.
All K-12 schools should require uniforms.
All K-12 schools should require uniforms in order to create an environment of equality and inclusivity and therefore, a healthy learning learning environment.
CAN THIS TOPIC BE ARGUED?
Smoking can lead to cancer.
Freewrite (for portfolio)
Think back to the articles we covered in the essay exam unit: "Abby's Lament," "Live and Learn," "Claiming an Education," and "Confronting Class in the Classroom." What were some overarching themes/struggles/positions that you're particularly drawn to. Note: either agreement or disagreement. With that in mind, brainstorm as many argument topics as you can think of.
- exchange topics
- discuss how the topics relate to one or more of the essays from the essay exam
- help your partner generate new topics
- help your partner focus topics
- verify that the topic is ARGUABLE!