Final Exam Essay

Step 1: Read the prompt below.

People have contrasting opinions regarding the future of hospitals. Some people argue that hospitals are expanding while saving lives, investing in technology and being profitable. On the other hand, others believe that the current hospital system will soon grow obsolete. They believe that with the collapse of healthcare, the Medicare and Medicaid restrictions and the prevalence of walk in clinics and urgent care centers, hospitals will draw from a smaller pool of patients, thus negatively affecting its profit.

Prompt: What do you think is the future of hospitals?

Step 2: Form your opinion

Since you have to write 2 argumentative paragraphs, think of 2 reasons why you support your opinion. Then think of how you are going to develop those ideas in the paragraph. You will need to cite a source at least 2 times in the entire essay. Make sure to follow MLA guidelines.

Then consider what the people who oppose you would say. What are their viewpoints. Identify 2-3 counterarguments to develop. You can cite in this paragraph, too.

Set 3: Read the following articles. These articles are all about hospitals. Everyone must cite at least 2 of these articles in the paragraphs. There is no need to do additional research.

USE THESE ARTICLES:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article148833704.html (Links to an external site.)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article152380942.html (Links to an external site.)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article157946339.html (Links to an external site.)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article48032300.html (Links to an external site.)

Essay Outline

Introduction: Metaphor hook, negative tone, SOAPSTone, implicit thesis

Counterargument: Topic sentence, tone of opposition, develop 2-3 counterarguments, concluding statement

Argument 1: Across paragraph transition, topic sentence, develop 2-3 supporting details, within paragraph transition, in-text citation, concluding statement

Argument 2: Across paragraph transition, topic sentence, develop 2-3 supporting details, within paragraph transition, in-text citation, concluding statement

Concluding: Telegraphic sentence, point-by-point, positive tone, restatement of thesis (explicit), wrap the metaphor hook

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