What’s one of the most common types of academic essays you’ll write?

It’s the Pros and Cons Essay.  This type of essay is on a lot of exams, and in college writing classes.   Writing the pros and cons of different topics helps you better analyze two sides of an issue.  And seeing two sides of an issue is an essential skill for success in all your academic classes.

So what do I mean by pros and cons?  Pros are positive things and cons are negative things about an issue.  Sometimes a Pros and Cons Essay is called a Positive and Negative Essay.  But the idea is the same, and this activity can be used for both types of essays. You also use pros and cons to help you build an argument for an argumentative essay. 

100 Words or Less Writing Challenge: Write 3 Pros and 3 Cons for a Topic.

You can do this 100 Words or Less activity for writing practice or use it to help you start a Pros and Cons Essay.  You could even use it to prepare for a class debate.

Watch the video, and then download the Writing Challenge-Pros and Cons Activity at https://www.dropbox.com/s/t14bha0g8mw4e7u/Pros%20and%20Cons%20Writing%20Activity.docx?dl=0

I’ve included sample pros and cons topics for you to try, or pick your own topic for this activity.  Then, fill out the chart in this document.

When you finish this 100 Words or Less Writing Challenge activity, please feel free to send it to me at sdavis@academicwritingsuccess.com, and I’ll get back to you with my comments.

So pick your topic, and get started on writing the pros and cons for it.  Comment below and let me know if this helps you.