Take a stand”= defend an action or position that others might not agree with.
Part#1: Persuasive Essay (Due June 9)
Write at least a 300 word opinion essay on your 'Take a Stand' topic. Please create this as a Google Doc and share it with firstname.lastname@example.org Persuasive Essay Guide
Part#2: 'Take a Stand' Panel (June 12/19) Defend the opinion your wrote about during an in-class 'Take a Stand' Panel. You will begin with a 1-2 minute opening statement (you may use notes, but please do not read). You will then defend your position in front of a highly esteemed panel of sharp-witted interrogators (5-8 minutes). Your 'stand' will be videotaped. Please choose topics that are specific, engaging, and easily debatable. Examples: (more below)
Public university should be tuition-free for all citizens.
All zoos are inhumane and should be banned.
Korean women should also be required to serve in the military.
Same sex marriage should be legal and same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children.
Animals should not be used for any scientific or commercial testing.
Korea should legalize all forms of prostitution
My wife should accompany me to my colleague’s wedding next weekend.
Deadpool would defeat Wolverine in a battle.
There should be a 500% tax on all instant noodle products (ramyeon).
Examples of topics that are NOT specific enough or easily debatable
By June 21, please watch your video and write a short reflection. 👀
Identify strengths of your ‘stand’ and at least three examples of language usage/pronunciation that could be improved. Share any other thoughts you have after watching the video.
😘 Be Nice to Yourselves! You can email your reflection to Jeff or post it in our class Band.