Offering instructive guidance in lively text, Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide directly supports student achievement. This exciting series is specifically designed to help students write effective, persuasive, narrative and other types of essays. Providing easy access to multiple sides of current yet timeless debates, this series covers ideal subjects for essay writing. Each volume has all that students need to complete an essay on a chosen controversial topic, with features like step-by-step exercises to help students outline arguments, write introductions and conclusions and construct their own essays. Plus, supplemental materials offer topic ideas, and suggest electronic resources that allow for further research.
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"From the series, Writing the Critical Essay: an Opposing Viewpoints Guide, Assisted Suicide deals with the 1997 Death with Dignity Act passed in Oregon and the furor it has raised all over the country. Key arguments made for and against assisted suicide are debated. Readers will be encouraged to develop their own opinions through skill-building exercises and thoughtful discussion questions after reading six viewpoint essays. Section Two models the five-paragraph narrative essay and identifying and organizing components of the narrative essay such as isolating story elements. Exercises will help in writing a scene with dialogue. Includes full color photographs, graphs, and political cartoons throughout. Appendix A contains useful 'Facts About Assisted Suicide.' Organizations to Contact, and an Index are included. Very helpful for helping students learn to organize ideas and arguments and to write essays, recommended for junior and senior high school."
--PSLA, May 2007
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