Paper #1 (4-5 pages, 12-pt. font, double-spaced; choose 1 topic below)

  1. Write a persuasive essay response to a text we’ve read. What is the author’s argument? How (through which literary devices) is that argument conveyed? What do you think are the important ideas in this text, and why? How are these ideas relevant today?
  2. Compare a text (or set of texts) we’ve read with a current event and/or contemporary issue.
  3. Write a comparison/contrast essay to two texts we’ve read. What similarities do the two pieces share? How are they different?

TIP:  Consider expanding on a post that you’ve written and developing it into a full-fledged essay.