Day Two - Part Two

In response to a nationwide obesity epidemic, the federal government has passed legislation requiring school lunches to include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and to limit the number of calories in a lunch. As a result, the lunches available this year have changed significantly.

Today's Assignment:

Write an argumentative essay explaining why you are in favor of or oppose these new requirements.

Steps to take:

Support your claim with evidence and warrants from what you read yesterday.

Article One
Article Two
Article Three
2. You may use any notes that you took.
3. You may refer to the answers you wrote to the questions in Part One

The people scoring your essay will be assigning scores for:

  1. Statement of purpose/focus- how well you clearly state your claim on the topic, maintain your focus, and address the alternate and opposing claims
  2. Organization- how well your ideas logically flow from the introduction to the conclusion using effective transitions, and how well you stay on topic throughout the essay
  3. Elaboration of evidence- how well you provide evidence from the sources about your opinions and elaborate with specific information
  4. Language and Vocabulary- how well you effectively express ideas using precise language that is appropriate for your audience and purpose
  5. Conventions- how well you follow the rules of usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling

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