Parenting Essay


Essay Writing Prompt: How much freedom and supervision should parents give their children? Are parents today too overprotective? Or is “free range” parenting a kind of neglect? Explain why. Write an argumentative essay, backing it up with textual details from the articles: “Are Modern Kids Coddled?” (Newsweek) and “Kids Solo Playtime” (NPR). Also refer to our class text, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

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Night Persuasive Appeals



AP English Language Assignment

Essay Prompt: Which of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals—Ethos, Logos, or Pathos—does Wiesel use in the text Night to convince us that we should stand up in the face of injustice?


  • Choose one of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals.
  • Write a critical essay about Wiesel’s text, Night, examining his persuasive appeals.
  • Include specific textual evidence to prove your assertion.
  • Use MLA Format for citations and typing guidelines. Avoid plagiarism!
  • One page typed, double spaced, maximum.

Due Monday, September 9!

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