1: Persuasive paragraph
I strongly agree that all students should get iPod Touches. Three reasons this should happen arethatevery child would be smarter, happier, and safer. If you care about these things, and I know that I do,
than you will purchase new iPod touches for all the children of East Newark.
Thesis statement is: Three reasons this should happen are that every child would be smarter, happier, and safer.
2: Descriptive paragraph
Though it is a sad truth, most people in the U.S. willingly spend their hard-earned cash by investing inretarded technology. In Robert Samuelson's essay, "Technology in Reverse", he claims that certain inventions in our modern world are "retarded." They are not retarded in the conventional sense we think of to describe humans who are genetically challenged, like people with Downs Syndrome. Instead, Samuelson uses the term "retarded" in a more literal sense to mean that an invention has not evolved beyond the one it is replacing. He claims that "retarded technology creates new and expensive ways of doing things that were once done simply and inexpensively" (124). Samuelson is correct in his observation that our world is inundated with retarded technology. In addition to the examples he points out in his 1992 essay, other examples of "technology racing backwards" (125) have been invented in the last 10 years.
Thesis statement: In addition to the examples he points out in his 1992 essay, other examples of "technology racing backwards" (125) have been invented in the last 10 years.
3: Expository paragraph
“Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped...