Department or School

Science and Mathematics

Essay Genre


Instructor's Note

It can be risky to select a hot button topic such as capital punishment, gun control, or abortion because one cannot generally join such a wide and vast written conversation with any kind of authority in such a limited number of pages as a typical essay. Yet in this persuasive essay, David Anson is able to tackle the vast topic of euthanasia because he narrows it and focuses only on the physician’s role. What do you think about David’s choice to begin his essay with a hypothetical story? What do you think works well in his conclusion? How could his conclusion be improved upon?

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About the Author

David Anson is a freshman Biology major from southern Illinois. His love for learning and writing was instilled by his parents. Outside of his studies, David enjoys sports, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.



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