Writing Homework Four
Instructor, Andy Schlafly
Write an essay of at least 1000 words on one or more of the following topics. You will receive a score each for (i) technical correctness and (ii) style/substance.
1. “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Discuss.
2. Choose one aspect of nature (including humans), which could be a sunrise, a daffodil, a butterfly, a rainbow, or anything else, and describe what you like about it, such as its beauty and/or connection with God.
3. Which part of the United States do you like most, and why? This can be a place, a people, an activity, something related to how the United States works, or any other aspect of this nation.
4. Describe what you think is the most persuasive parable in the Gospels, and why, and why it should persuade the reader of your essay.
5. It’s time to abolish the United Nations and all forms of global government. Your view?
6. Discuss the growing influence of the internet, and how it might change things in the future. Include your opinion on whether the changes will be good or bad.
7. The issue or problem of deer in New Jersey.
8. The Supreme Court held, in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005), that the death penalty can no longer apply to crimes committed by teenagers who were less than 18 years old at the time of the crime (the defendant would be older than 18 at the time of punishment). Try to persuade the reader of your view, either for or against that ruling.
9. What would you say to a Unitarian - someone who believes in God but does not accept that Jesus was God.
10. What would you say to a Deist - someone who believes in God but feels that He merely started the world and never intervenes in it.
11. Identify a writer whom you particularly like, and then analyze what is so good about his or her writing.
12. Any other topic, including any topic on a prior homework that you have not yet written about.