1. Read the article
2. Respond to the prompt about the article by writing an essay as detailed below.
With so many jobs being made obsolete by technology, the idea of a Universal Basic
Income has gained some supporters. The general idea is that everyone in the country would
receive a certain amount of money each month, on top of whatever they already make. Eduardo
Porter is not one of those supporters, according to his article in the
New York Times,
Universal Income is a Poor Tool to Fight Poverty.” What about you? Does it sound promising?
Please respond to the article with an argument of your own in an essay that is about 3-5
paragraphs in length.
In your argument, be sure to:
Provide a comprehensive summary of the article for a reader who is unfamiliar with the text.
Include the author, title, and argument. Please use your own words and sentence structure when
summarizing the author’s ideas. Include a thesis statement identifying your position on the topic
(answering the prompt).
Discuss evidence and analysis to support your thesis. Evidence must include direct citation from
the provided article(s) in MLA format. It may additionally include personal experience and/or
Use the third person. Do not use the “I” pronoun.
Introduce your essay by establishing what prompt you are responding to. Briefly
summarize the issue (what people are debating; what the opposing views are). Provide a
comprehensive summary of one article for a reader who is unfamiliar with the text.
Include the author, title, and argument. Please use your own words and sentence structure
when summarizing the author’s ideas.
Now that you have had a chance to read and learn more about the issue, state your
opinion in third person (your thesis). Include the points you will use in the body to
support your thesis. Include a thesis statement identifying your position on the topic
(answering the prompt)
Support your thesis in a few paragraphs. For each paragraph, provide an arguable topic
sentence that directly supports your thesis. Reference the article(s) you’ve read about the
issue. Give us the title of the article and the name of the author (or the organization
responsible for it, if there is no human being attached as the author). Use direct quotes by
using a key line or two from the piece, and then explain how what the article says
demonstrates support for your thesis. Relate the point to some evidence of your own
through analysis. Explain how and why that information supports your view on the issue.
Use the experiences of people you know, hypothetical situations, or information you
looked up to show why you feel the way you do about the issue. Remain in the third
Conclude your essay with some final thoughts on the subject. Do not bring in any new
ideas. Help us see why the educational domain will be a better place if we embrace your
point of view on the issue.
Essay should be at least 700 words in length.
Use MLA style.