Develop a paragraph that describes the stance you will take on one of the topics listed here for an essay you will write later in the term.
For this submission, you do not have to do any outside research; you should only prewrite about how you want to proceed regarding your chosen topic. You must take a stance on one of the topics below; you cannot just write an exploratory argument on the topic.
Option 1: Is it wise to unplug for a summer? A current topic being explored by some parents is going unplugged for a summer, meaning eliminating the use of all or many parts of technology, such as computers, iPods/iPads, televisions, etc., for the summer months. Is this a good idea given the over-dependence on technology? Alternatively, is it a poor decision given the many benefits of technology?
Option 2: Do people depend on texting too much? Has it changed people for better or worse?
Option 3: Should recycling be mandatory?
Option 4: Should there be higher taxes on soft drinks and junk food to encourage healthier eating?
Option 5: Is Facebook a detriment or a value to society?
Submission Criteria Write your initial response in a paragraph 7–10 sentences long. Be sure to utilize proper grammar, sentence/paragraph structure, and spelling as we have been studying. Remember to develop a sound topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion sentence for this paragraph.