Prompt 1: Medical researchers, cosmetic companies, and others often perform experiments on animals. Many people feel that experimentation on animals is wrong and should be stopped immediately because animals do feel pain, and there are other alternatives. How do you feel? State your position and explain your reasons.

Prompt 2: Many of us spend hours in front of our computers, tablets, or phones and communicate more by e-mail, instant-messaging, or social media than in person. Some people believe that this is good because it helps shy people communicate more openly with others. Others believe that digital, electronic, or virtual communication prevents us from developing interpersonal skills and limits our ability to have meaningful relationships with others. How do you feel about this issue? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

Choose one of the prompts above. In 3 to 4 pages, develop an essay that addresses the prompt you have chosen. Be sure to use clear examples to support your points. Also, prove to your reader that you are a well-informed writer by providing support for your opposition. You should not prove their point for them, but prove to your reader that you are aware of their perspective. All issues have at least 2 sides. You must show that you are aware of both or all of them.

  • Do you have a clear thesis statement?
  • Is your essay ordered logically?
  • Have you given examples for all the points you make?
  • Have you accounted for your opposition for every point you make?
  • Do not forget