Time: 25 minutes
5 minutes to plan:
-Choose your side. Choose the side that will be easiest to argue for, not necessarily the one you believe.
-Sometimes you have little choice in what side to write on. If the question in the prompt begins with the word “can” or “could,” it is much easier to argue the “yes” position. It is always easier to argue that something “can” be true than to argue that it “cannot ever” be true.
-Write a very brief outline: three bullet points each followed by one to three words (one bullet point for each body paragraph).
4 minutes per paragraph:
About 1 minute per sentence