Earlier in the year we read an article from New Jersey Monthly entitled Stressed for Success
in which the author explores the burdens of heavy homework loads on students. She makes convincing arguments noting that family time and sleep are often being sacrificed. Just to keep things interesting and provide a bit of contrast I'm including an excerpt from Amy Chua's book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom
here for you too read. In your first paragraph include your reactions to her bold statements on parenting. Is she completely out of her mind? Do you think she makes some valid points? In your second paragraph I'd like you to use some of the language from the opening of Everything's an Argument
. What types of arguments are present in her writing? Feel free to consider a combination of these: Arguments to inform, convince, explore, make decisions, meditate or pray.