Life is better today than it was 50 years ago

Objective: To prepare an argument eassy of 1,200 to 1,500 words that also uses another pattern of Development.

Topic: Presuade a family member that the world today is better than it was 50 years ago. Alternatively, you may choose the opposite stance of persuading a family member that the world was better than 50 years ago than it is today.

Patterns of Development: Argument in combination with at least one other pattern of development

Purpose: The purpose is twofold:
Presuade the reader to agree with the writer’s position ( primary purpose)
Express the writer’s feelings about the reader taking action on the topic (secondary purpose)

Audience: As designated with topic, but write to a disagreeing audience. ( Do not write to an agreeing audience or to a neutral or wavering audience. )