For your third and final essay, you will choose an essay from Patterns for College Writing and argue against it. Keep in mind that, while you may agree with an author’s thesis, you may disagree with a piece of evidence the author uses to support it, a definition used, a distinction made, etc. While some of these texts are essays that we’ve read and discussed as a class, others are not. Therefore, you may need to familiarize yourself with new essays to find a topic that interests you. Choose 1 of the following essays to argue against:
- Zev Chafets, “Let Steroids into the Hall of Fame” (253)
- Linda Hasselstrom, “A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun” (354)
- Paul Rubin, “Environmentalism as Religion” (399)
- Amy Chua, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” (410)
- Anya Kamenetz, “Take This Internship and Shove It” (583)
- Jennifer Halperin, “No Pay? Many Interns Say, ‘No Problem’” (588)
- Linda Chavez, “The Case for Birthright Citizenship” (595)
- George Will, “An Argument to Be Made about Immigrant Babies and Citizenship” (600)
- Alex Tabarrok, “The Meat Market” (607)
- Scott Carney, “The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation” (614)
- Charles Krauthammer, “Yes, Let’s Pay for Organs” (620)
- Richard Daines, “A Tax That Invests in Our Health” (632)
- David Engber, “Let Them Drink Water!” (641)
Your assignment: Write an argumentative essay (1300-1800 words) that argues against at least one of the points of your selected reading. (You may address this point early in your essay or only in the rebuttal.) You must use at least 3 sources in your essay, and the essay must include a Works Cited page in MLA format.
Please don’t copy from the Internet! And Remember that is a argumentative essay!!!! Do not follow the author’s idea, please.