Helmets while Bicycling
Do you think that people under the age of 18 should be required to wear protective helmets when skateboarding, in-line skating, bicycling, snowboarding, or skiing? Why or why not? Write a persuasive essay for or against the idea that young people should be required to wear helmets when taking part in these activities. As you write, remember your essay will be scored based on how well you: develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your thesis to the audience. support your thesis with meaningful reasons and sufficient details. address the readers’ concerns, opposing viewpoint, or counterarguments. organize your essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion. use well-structured sentences and language that are appropriate for your audience. edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.