recent college scandal

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduce the college admissions scandal—what was this scandal about and who was involved?
    2. Briefly discuss arguments about the fairness of the college admissions process
    3. Use our two articles from class to introduce the two sides on the debate about the fairness of college admissions
    4. End with a thesis statement that states the goals for your paper—what will your essay accomplish?
  1. Body Section
    1. Focus a few paragraphs on one side of this debate
      1. What arguments are being made on this side of the debate? What is the reasoning behind these arguments?
      2. Who do you think is likely to agree with this side of the debate, and why do you think they will agree? Who might oppose this perspective?
      3. Briefly introduce the article from class that appeals to this side of the debate (either Stauffer or Hernandez)
      4. How does this article appeal to those who might agree with this writer?
    2. Focus a few paragraphs on the other side of the debate
      1. What arguments are being made on this side of the debate? What is the reasoning behind these arguments?
      2. Who do you think is likely to agree with this side of the debate, and why do you think they will agree? Who might oppose this perspective?
      3. Briefly introduce the article from class that appeals to this side of the debate (either Stauffer or Hernandez)
      4. How does this article appeal to those who might agree with this writer?
  2. Conclusion
    1. This is the place to discuss your opinion—which side of this debate do you agree with?
      1. Do you agree more with Stauffer or Hernandez? Or are you somewhere in the middle?
      2. What do you think should be done to make the admissions process fairer for all students? Or do you think that the process works well as is?