On the third in-class essay, you will be asked to respond to one of the argument prompts below in an essay of about 500 words. You can prepare for the in-class essay in a number of ways:
1. Read the essay “Think Before You Ink” and the article “Quebec’s Religious Garb Debate Intensifies” carefully and answer the preparation questions on Blackboard. Also, view the videos in Week 11 and 12 Learning Materials. 2. Prepare and bring an outline of your essay to class. Your outline can have a maximum of 120 words. You must submit this outline with your in-class essay.
3. Review the first two essays you wrote in this class and think carefully about what you need to do to get a good grade on this essay. 4. Any evidence of copying or plagiarism will result in a grade of 0 and other academic penalties. Do not just summarize other people’s arguments.
1. “The Quebec government’s plan to introduce a “Charter of Quebec Values” has fanned the flames of an ongoing debate” (CBC news).
Write an argument essay which either supports OR rejects the Charter of Quebec Values. Be sure the essay focuses on YOUR arguments and the reasons for it.
2. According to Tomlinson (2011) in the article “Think Before You Ink”, getting a tattoo is “going to affect your future when you get a job… employers see it as rebellious behavior.
And if you do have tattoos, you have to do long sleeves…” Argue whether companies should OR should not use personal appearance as a basis for hiring employees. You may wish to consider the issues in both the tattoo and the Quebec Values Act readings.
3. According to Tomlinson (2011) in the article “Think Before You Ink”, “though the act of expressing oneself may seem harmless, how will these pieces of permanent body art affect teens in the future?
Especially with job and college applications in the mix, most teens want to make a good first impression”. Write an essay which argues why parents should OR should not prohibit their children from getting tattoos.