Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

by Lauri S. Friedman

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Learning the fundamental principles of essay writing is becoming an ever more important skill for students. In 2005 the SAT gave its stamp to this initiative by adding an essay requirement to the popular college entrance exam. Each book in Greenhaven Press's Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide includes everything necessary to help students research, outline, draft, edit, and ultimately write successful essays across the curriculum.

Using the patented Opposing Viewpoints format, this book focuses on writing a persuasive essay. Persuasion is a frequently used essay technique for writing informational, opinionated, and how-to essays. Readers will find useful information to write a successful persuasive essay, including thesis statements, introductions, and conclusions. In addition, readers will find information to compile a "source cited" list using MLA style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737732221
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2005
Series: Opposing Viewpoints in Color Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword     5
Introduction: The Battle to Legalize Gay Marriage     7
Opposing Viewpoints on Gay Marriage
Gay Marriage Should Be Legal   Steven Lubet     14
Gay Marriage Should Not Be Legal   James E. Phelan     21
Gay Marriage Threatens Society   Charles Colson     29
Gay Marriage Helps Society   Sherman Stein     35
Gay Marriage Helps Children   Dale Carpenter     41
Gay Marriage Hurts Children   Maggie Gallagher   Joshua K. Baker     48
Model Essays and Writing Exercises
The Five-Paragraph Essay     58
The Persuasive Essay     60
Children Benefit from Gay Marriage     64
Create an Outline from an Existing Essay     68
Identifying Persuasive Techniques     70
What Does Your Marriage Have to Do With Mine, Exactly? Why Gay Marriage Does Not Threaten the Institution of Marriage     73
Create an Outline from an Existing Essay     76
Create an Outline for Your Own Essay     76
The Slippery Slope of Gay Marriage     79
Examining Introductions and Conclusions     84
Using Quotations to Enliven Your Essay     86
Final Writing Challenge: Write Your Own PersuasiveFive-Paragraph Essay     87
Supporting Research Material
Facts About Gay Marriage     91
Finding and Using Sources of Information     96
Using MLA Style to Create a Works Cited List     100
Sample Essay Topics     103
Organizations to Contact     105
Bibliography     112
Index     119
Picture Credits     126
About the Editor     127

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