Read the prompt below. Consider your position on
the issue. Then respond to the
prompt with a well-developed multiparagraph essay.You have 30 minutes to
complete this assignment. Your assignment will be graded based on the
Persuasive Prompt Grading Rubric. The rubric can be found in your Unit
Many teens and young adults have personal music
players, such as MP3s, that allow them to take their favorite music with them
wherever they go. Such devices require earbuds, and users can often be seen
with at least one earbud firmly in place, listening to music as they go about
their daily business. Some critics of these music players, however, argue that
users tend to be isolated in the world of their music. Users, these critics
say, do not really pay attention to what is going on around them; and they
behave rudely when they carry on conversations with others while wearing at
least one earbud.
Do personal music players such as MP3s isolate their users and hamper
social interaction? Should such devices be set aside in some situations to
promote social interaction and even safety? Plan
and write a response in which you state your position and persuade readers to
agree with you. Support your opinions with reasons and examples.
Type your draft here.