What Did You Think of That Book? - Try to convince some one else to read a book that you like. Choose a book that you have read and write a review of it. Try to convince others to read it. Fill out the following information to help you plan your review
Do You Believe in Luck? - Is there really such a thing as luck? We give you a quick look at thoughts that surround it and then ask you opinion.
What's Your Topic? - Read each idea for a topic below. Color in the side of the scale that best describes the idea. Then, on the line below it, improve the idea by making it either more general or more specific. Classify the ideas as general or specific.
Organizing a Paragraph - Choose one of the following topic sentences and write a paragraph to develop the topic. The other sentences in your paragraph must tell about the main topic. Develop the topic that is presented to you.
Get Paid to Say What You Think - You are the movie critique. Movie critics get paid to give their opinions about new movies. Pretend that you are a movie critic for your local newspaper. Think about a movie you have seen recently. Answer the questions below to help you organize your thoughts.
What's Your Opinion? - In this exercise you will write a paragraph expressing your opinion about something that you care about.
Honing in on Your Topic - Read each idea for a topic below. Is the idea too general or too specific?
Organizing a Paragraph - Write a topic sentence. Then write a paragraph that develops the topic sentence.
Explain The Process - Organize the paragraph in a way that will allow a reader to understand, step by step, how to complete the process.
My Favorite Song - What is your favorite song? Why is it your favorite? What do you like best about it? Write a paragraph that will convince your best friend to listen to your favorite song.
Words or Pictures? - Would you rather write or draw a picture? Why? Which do you think expresses more, stories or art? Support your answer with facts or personal experience.
Persuasive Writing - Decide on a topic. Write your paragraph as if it is an advertisement, a book review, or a letter to the editor of a newspaper or magazine.
Pro | Con - Try writing a persuasive paragraph. Choose one of the controversial topics below and make an argument that is either pro (for the topic) or con (opposed to the topic).
Be Persuasive! - Try writing a persuasive paragraph. Choose one of the writing prompts below.
Buy This Book! - Write a paragraph about the best book you ever read, designed to convince your customer to buy a copy of your favorite book.