Essay Prompt #6
During the time Anne was in hiding, she kept a journal that became known as The Diary of Anne Frank. The following quote comes from Anne’s journal:
“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
-Even though the prompt says “explain your reasoning,” this is not just an expository essay. It also has an element of persuasion. You’re presenting the case, so to speak, for why you believe the way you do about this topic.
- If you’ve ever read The Diary of Anne Frank or any of her writings, you know that Anne gave some reasons as to why she believed people were basically good at heart. It’s important that you do the same thing rather than just saying, “This is how I believe.”
-Don’t rely solely on your own thoughts in this essay. Add in some solid details from other sources or from life experiences to back up your ideas. This is how you really develop the body of the essay and make a strong case.
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