Cooper Casamento
Mr. Carter
English 10 Honors, Period 6
19 November 2015
Practice in Writing Assertions
1. A teenager\'s life involves a good deal of stress.
Assertion 1: Most teenagers play sports, are involved in clubs, or do homework and study for school.
Assertion 2: Teenagers have stress because they are pressured by peers to do well academically.
Assertion 3 (counterclaim): Teenagers do not have any stress compared to adults.
2. Teenagers need to have jobs.
Assertion 1: Having a job teaches teenagers how to manage and complete tasks.
Assertion 2: Having a job provides a source of income for teenagers, allowing for more freedom to purchase what they want, and to do what they want.
Assertion 3 (counterclaim): Teenagers already have enough going on in their lives. They do not need jobs.
3. Cell phones should not be allowed in school.
Assertion 1: Students can get distracted by their cell phones very easily.
Assertion 2: Cell phones could get lost or stolen at school.
Assertion 3 (counterclaim): If there is an emergency, students can contact a parent to make sure that they are doing well.
4. High schools should have an open campus policy for lunch.
Assertion 1: Some people think school lunches do not taste good, so they should be able to eat what they want.
Assertion 2: Open campus policy allows for students to have more freedom.
Assertion 3 (counterclaim): If there is an open campus policy in place for lunch, some students will not return to school after lunch.
5. iPods should be allowed in school.
Assertion 1: During independent time, students should be allowed to listen to music.
Assertion 2: iPods have multiple uses. Some of these uses are a clock, calculator, internet access, and news.
Assertion 3 (counterclaim): iPods can be a distraction to students, or they can get lost.