Description of a place: choose a “cool” place in San Antonio (or surrounds), and describe what is great about it in a manner appropriate to your primary audience. Academic Research is not required; in fact, you are encouraged to not do research of any kind, and instead write from your own observations.
Analysis of an Advertisement. Find an advertisement and analyze its techniques. In this essay, students will describe the advertisement’s presentation and its argument, critique and compare the logic or logical fallacies, and, most importantly, evaluate the effectiveness of its appeal to its target audience. Academic Research is required; minimum 2 academic sources, in addition to the advertisement.
Choose a “current affairs” topic that is important and personal to you, and address the issue in both a personal and argumentative way. That is, use your personal experience as part of presenting your stance on the issue.
For example, you might support expanding Federal financial aid so that you and others can afford to attend college. You might support toll roads in San Antonio to ease traffic congestion and so that you can get to school and work on time, or you might be against toll roads because you think it is unfair to have to pay tolls just because you live on the busy side of town. You might support better universal health care because you and many others like you have no health insurance. You might support gay marriage so that your “Uncles” Sid and Matt can get married, or you might oppose in order to uphold your religious convictions. You might address the pros or cons of cosmetic surgery. Etc. Academic Research is required; minimum 2 academic-quality sources.
Your essay should address both the personal and larger reasons to support your stance.
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