Fishing for sport

Create a written work that effectively makes an argument. In persuasive or argumentative writing, you want

to convince your readers to agree with your position on an issue, share your values, accept your argument
and conclusions, and adopt your way of thinking. You will use evidence and logic to support your position.
Please complete a persuasive essay about one of the following topics:

We all have favorite activities that we enjoy. Write an essay convincing readers to try the activity that
you enjoy most.

Good habits improve our physical, emotional, and/or financial health. Select one of your good habits and
write an essay persuading readers to make that habit a part of their lives.

Have you ever traveled to a place that you found very meaningful and rewarding? Write an essay that
persuades others to visit this important place.

Imagine that you have made it to the final round of interviews for a new job. Convince your prospective
employers that you are the one who most deserves the position

Write an essay explaining why you should be admitted to a particular college.
The network that runs your favorite television show has suddenly decided to cancel it. Write a letter
convincing the station to continue running the show.

Today, there are more and more reality shows on television. Do these shows make good television? Why or why
not? Explain your answer using specific reasons and examples

Some people fish to eat what they catch; others fish simply for the “sport,” returning the fish to the water
after they’ve caught it. Many animal rights activists argue that sport fishing is cruel and should be
abolished. How do you feel about this issue? State your position and support it with specific reasons and

If an alumnus donated a large sum of money to your school, how do you think that money should be spent?
Write an essay convincing school officials to allocate the money in the way you think is best for the

If it were up to you to choose one item from the twenty-first century to place in a time capsule for future
generations, what would you choose? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice, explaining
both the item’s significance and the reasons why it embodies the culture of the early twenty-first century.