High School Nonfiction Essay Prompts
1. Ben Franklin Virtues Prompt
Read Benjamin Franklin's essay on virtues and self-improvement. Create your own list of virtues that you feel are important. Make a chart and mark down the times that you fail. Write an essay discussing the use and importance or unimportance of self-reflection.
2. Amy Tan Required Reading Prompt
Read Amy Tan's Required Reading and Other Dangerous Subjects. Write an essay discussing the importance of the author in literary criticism. Should the author's age, race, gender and experience be considered when evaluating the work or should the piece be viewed on its own? Why or why not?
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