Sex Education in Schools

Research Essay
compose a broadly persuasive essay examining a narrowly defined topic potentially building on a topic previously selected and examined during the course while incorporating research to more concretely establish one’s persuasive claim (thesis) and purposes. In general, successful persuasive essays develop a “two-sided” approach discussing and supporting a defensible claim (thesis) about a controversial, but not over-wrought, subject—something about which there is substantive and rational disagreement. More specifically, the essay will construct a solution proposal essay, in which you identify and analyze a problem and propose a viable solution.
Useful in developing such an essay would be to examine initially one’s own experiences, beliefs, attitudes and values to understand one’s basic orientation to the issue so as not to radically change one’s mind later. Effectively persuasive essays invariably consider counterclaims and opposing arguments, and if presented sensitively, help establish the author’s ethos. This essay challenges you to persuade those who hold opposing ideas by confidently presenting and critiquing opposing claims and evidence while convincingly presenting one’s own thoughts. Perhaps the most important element for this essay is that the topic intrigues and concerns the writer—that it’s something the writer cares about.
apply strategies learned this quarter. In addition to using convincing reasons, does the essay stir a reader’s emotions? Is the train of thought rigorous? Can you appeal to your readers’ morals or ethics?
Does the essay show readers that the writer—oneself as a researcher—is careful, responsible, and fair-minded with the presentation of information? Does the essay make concessions to undeniable claims that conflict with one’s position? Does the essay accurately represent competing ideas and claims fairly and accurately? Does the essay conform to conventions of written English in terms of grammar, mechanics, usage, and formatting?