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Argumentative paper
Argumentative Paper

  • Can those who have made public mistakes still be seen in a positive light? After reading The Crucible, write an essay, speech or editorial that addresses the question and support your answer with evidence from the text. Be sure to acknowledge competing views and give examples from past or current events or issues and clarify your position.


Examples of people making public mistakes
Examples Of People Making Public Mistakes

Tiger Woods

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jesse James

Mel Gibson

Kobe Bryant

  • Bill Clinton

  • Christina Aguilera

  • Ashley Simpson

  • Lindsay Lohan

  • Britney Spears

  • Charlie Sheen


Arrangement of paper
Arrangement of Paper

  • Paragraph 1-Introduction: state your purpose; capture the audience’s attention

  • Paragraph 2-Statement of Background—briefly tell the key events in the story (not the play, but the story of John Proctor and his affair)

  • Paragraph 3-Proposition –give your major points and state your position in detail


Arrangement continued
Arrangement continued

  • Paragraph 4, Proof—give your proof from the play that answers the original question, also include proof from one or two celebrities

  • Paragraph 5, Refute-briefly state what the opposing view is and why it is wrong

  • Paragraph 6, Conclusion—restate your position and summarize your points


Requirements
Requirements

  • Your rough draft is due Wednesday, Jan. 25

  • It must be typed, double spaced

  • You may submit a hard copy to me or you may submit it online through the website

  • **This is just a rough draft. We will be learning about documentation and finding sources to support your ideas before the final draft.


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