Election Essay

You have just read an article on John McCain, the Republican nominee for President, and another on Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for President. You have also read a series of articles on where each candidate stands on various issues, such as the economy, taxes, or health care.

You are now to write a five paragraph essay in which you give your choice for candidate and three reasons why you would choose that candidate. Your introduction should state who your choice is and also briefly state the three reasons why you are supporting this particular candidate. Each one of you three body paragraphs should focus on a single reason why you would vote for this person. State your reason in a beginning topic sentence and then support that topic sentence with specific details. Your conclusion should restate your choice and your three basic reasons and end with a powerful super clincher. Your paper is to be double-spaced, Times News Roman Font, and at least two typed pages in length. You will be assessed on focus, content, organization, style, and conventions.

Your page headings will be set up as:

11 Ap Com.................................... Name
Election Essay.............................. Period
Candidate...................................... Date