Teens and Tech Persuasive Research Paper

mind plugged inDiscussion Questions:

  1. Is technology a positive of negative influence on teenagers?
  2. How has the Internet and Social Media changed the lives of teenagers?
  3. How are we different in real life vs. online?

Write a persuasive essay, with a clear argument and support. You must use outside evidence, either from in-class articles or research on the internet. All sources must be noted in MLA Format on a Works Cited page after the essay.

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Hamlet Essay


Students must finish reading the play by Tuesday, 10/8.

Due Tuesday, 10/8, Typed, 2 pages max, MLA Format. Create a strong thesis and support with textual evidence.

Choose one of the following topics.

  1. The play Hamlet blurs the lines between “play-acting” and “real life.” Is Hamlet truly going “mad,” or is he just playing the part?
  2. With the ghost and all the spying in the play, what should the audience believe to be true? Discuss the issue of “dramatic irony” in the play.
  3. Is Hamlet just a traditional story of “revenge?” Or is it something more? Explain.
  4. How does Shakespeare portray women in the play? Is this a feminist text?
  5. Or create your own writing prompt. Contact Nittle for approval.