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Prompts and Thesis Statements

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Christen Philips

on 24 March 2015

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Transcript of Prompts and Thesis Statements

I will give you a prompt:
Some countries have legal systems that follow an "eye for an eye" system (the punishment should be the exact same as the crime). Is this a good basis for determining an appropriate punishment?
In many countries, citizens are required to serve in the military for a year or more. Should the United States institute a
similar practice?
Prompts and Thesis Statements
"Should middle school students be allowed to date?"
The Internet includes many websites with images and content that
are inappropriate. Should websites like these be censored by
What book should be required reading for all middle school students?
For centuries, people have wondered about the possibility of life on other planets in the universe. Does extraterrestrial life (aliens) exist?

Many science fiction stories deal with the possibility of parents being able to “design” children by choosing the specific physical and
personality traits they would like them to have. Should parents be able to choose their children's characteristics before they are born?

If someone discovered a formula that would enable us to live forever, would that be a blessing or a curse?
Is reading fiction a waste of time?
Many schools employ security guards and have installed security
equipment such as video cameras and metal detectors in the building. In your opinion, how should security in public schools be
Who makes a better leader: someone who is loved, or someone who is feared?
You will create an opinion and three reasons
"No they should not"
1. "The consequences of mistakes can be lifelong."
2. "It takes focus away from more important things like school."
3. "They don't have control over their hormones and emotions."
Now, combine those and create your thesis statement.
Clear opinion + Reason(s) why
"Middle school students should not be allowed to date because they are not emotionally mature enough to handle the consequences of a relationship."
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