Warm up: Vocab #1 week 3 of 4. Your vocab practice Quizlet has been updated in the link to the right.
Read through the essay prompt. Then give two ways that someone can achieve true happiness. This question may sound familiar because you were asked to answer this question at the beginning. Now, after reading three articles and discussing happiness more in class, you have a better understanding of the subject and my have different answers to this question.
Theses answers are going to help formulate your thesis statement and your topic sentences for your essay on happiness. For each paragraph you will need to include two pieces of evidence to support your claim of how to achieve happiness. One piece of evidence per paragraph will be a direct quote from one of the articles we read. The other piece of evidence may also be a direct quote, or a personal experience or observation.
This will be a five paragraph essay. Your first two body paragraphs will be your arguments and evidence. The third body paragraph will be addressing a counterargument to each of your two body paragraphs, so you will need to find evidence opposing your point of view.
You may use any of the articles we read in class including:
"In Pursuit of Unhappiness" by Darrin M. McMahon
"The Madness of Materialism" by Steven Taylor Ph.D.
:"But Will it Make You Happy?" by Stephanie Rosenbloom
You may also use your own experiences as evidence.
Finish your initial outline including your thesis statement and three topic sentences. Start looking through the articles for evidence to support your topic sentences.