Essay 3: Persuasive Essay (Due: Nov. 16)

OVERVIEW:
In class we have recently read two essays that discuss ways to develop skills through education and through personal growth.

  • Claudia Wallis and Sonja Steptoe’s “How to Bring Our Schools into the 21st Century” discusses how educational institutions should be changed to address changes in technology and to address the personal skills necessary for young people to advance in today’s society.
  • Howard Gardner’s “Five Minds for the Future” discusses five traits of mind that must be developed through personal effort and education to successfully thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.

ASSIGNMENT: 
Write a five paragraph argumentative essay that clearly argues for (your thesis) one change that could be implemented in an educational environment that would prepare students better for the future.   You may address students in a high school or college environment. Your essay must reference both Gardner’s and Wallis and Steptoe’s essays using paraphrase, summary, or paraphrase plus quotation.

Here are the  handouts:
Essay Assignment #3: ENG 1101 2015 Persuasive Essay
Planning Sheet #3 (due with your essay): ENG 1101 2015 Persuasive Essay Planning Sheet

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