Please write a persuasive essay about the pros and cons of mandatory volunteering. Imagine that your school has proposed a mandatory community service program. Students can choose an organization to volunteer for and are required to give at least five hours of time a month. Students must volunteer after school but will receive academic credit. This persuasive essay should explain your opinion about the volunteering program.
The goal of this essay is to convince the reader to agree with your position. Remember to include how you feel about the issue in your thesis statement. You should present three strong arguments to support your position in the body of your essay. For these arguments, you will need to provide support in the form of detailed examples, anecdotes, quotes, and statistics. It is also important that you acknowledge the counterarguments that the opposing side would have. Your essay should be 2-3 pages, typed, 12 point font, double-spaced in Times New Roman font.
Your essay, then, should consist of the following:
1. Introductory paragraph with a hook, connecting information/background information, and a thesis.
2. Body paragraphs (at least 3 body paragraphs, each with a topic sentence, supporting sentences related to the topic, and a concluding sentence/transitional sentence. Each body paragraph should provide plenty of support for each of your arguments either in favor of or against mandatory volunteering.
3. Conclusion paragraphs. that restates the thesis statement and ends with final thoughts.