Essay 3 is an argumentative essay of at least 1200 words, not including works cited page. Your essay should focus on one of four thematic topics provided below and analyze an aspect of that issue. This essay asks you to take a stance and provide evidence using at least two (2) of the essays from the readings we have covered in this course, as well as at least two (2) appropriate, outside sources.

The Importance of Learning

“Learning to Read and Write,” by Frederick Douglass
“The Education of Women,” by Daniel Defoe
“The Joy of Reading and Writing,” by Sherman Alexie

The Process of Writing

“Reading to Write,” by Stephen King
“Professions for Women,” by Virginia Wolf
“Shitty First Drafts,” by Anne Lamott

Being Black in America

“The Fourth of July,” by Audre Lorde
“Paranoid Style of Policing,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“Learning to Read and Write,” by Frederick Douglass

A Multicultural Existence

“Two Ways to Belong in America,” by Bharati Mukherjee
“Lunch,” by Cristina Henriquez
“Mother Tongue,” by Amy Tan

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