A) Short Essay

Requirements. MUST

– Single spaced,

2 FULL pages

– 12pt, Time New Roman

– Beware the Structure Guidelines

– Check the rubric for get full point!! 🙂

Choose one of the three following options:

1. Argue for or against Kanye West’s “Good Life” (from the lyrics in the song) is the good life.

2. Argue for or against whether the Insta-life leads to the good life. Does social media ultimately make life better or worse or to what degree (in what capacity) can it lead to a good life.

3. Choose your own example from a movie or a book of a representation of what one might think is the good life. Argue whether or not this life is a good representation of the good life.

For whichever you choose

  • In your analysis, you should include elements that are most important in your view for allowing one to live the “good life.”
  • Give reasons for why Kanye’s life, the Insta-life, or the artistic representation is or is not the good life.
  • Include a point someone might make in opposition to your reasoning and explain how or why your reasoning overcomes this objection to further support your conclusion.

Structure Guidelines:

1. Intro:

-Indicate what concept you will be writing about

-what example

-Allude to your position

-THESIS STATEMENT

3-5. Body Paragraphs

2. – The Good Life

3. – Your reasons

4. – Include examples or quotes to support your reasons

5. Conclusion

-Why do you state this position/ Develop position, what does this mean for your life moving forward or for society?

Thank you!

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