WSAT Sample Question Two

Directions
Write an essay on ONE of the topics listed below. PLEASE USE A PEN.

You will have 75 minutes to complete the essay. Within the 75 minutes allowed you must:

  • use some of this time to plan before you begin to write your essay.
  • allow time at the end to proofread and revise your essay.

You may write an outline or notes on the sheet provided in your booklet, and you may use a dictionary and thesaurus.

Remember that a good essay usually has the following:

  • several paragraphs
  • good organization
  • well-supported opinions

ESSAY TOPICS

  1. At this time, the U.S. has no official language. Many people feel that a law should be passed making English the official language of this country. Others disagree. What do you think? Write an essay in which you try to convince your representative in Congress to agree with your position on this topic.
  2. Some people think that installing cameras on street corners is a good idea while others disagree. What do you think? Write an essay in which you try to convince other students to agree with your position on this topic.

See a succesful student response to this prompt.