HEHS WRITING INITIATIVE

 
   

ACT writing sample prompt:

In some high schools, many teachers and parents have encouraged the school to adopt a dress code that sets guidelines for what students can wear in the school building. Some teachers and parents support a dress code because they think it will improve the learning environment in the school. Other teachers and parents do not support a dress code because they think it restricts the individual student's freedom of expression. In your opinion, should high schools adopt dress codes for students?

In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

 

Does Not Meet

 

Well I don't think they should have a dress code because, it takes away from the kids. We shouldn't be mindless drones. I thought this is America were you can exspece yourselfs. The government should stay out of it. Next they will be telling us what we should eat and think. I think if they look good they should be able to where what they want to. If they start control how we dress. Next, they will control everything. I for one want to think and dress for myself. If we let them tell us what to do slowly our freedoms will reduced to noting.

Organization/Structure

DOES NOT contain the structural elements of a paragraph or essay

Point of View/Focus

Ideas and details presented DO NOT relate to topic

Elaboration/Support

LACKS specific support and details for main ideas

Conventions/Clarity of Expression

The communication of ideas is IMPEDED by errors in punctuation, logic, and/or sentence structure

Overall Effectiveness

DOES NOT fulfill requirements of the assignment

 

 

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Created by HEHS English Dept.
02/20/2009