For this essay you are required to compose an argumentative essay of 4-5 pages (1000-1500 words) in which you assert a position and provide critical analysis for an intended audience. Be sure to include sufficient evidence, clear organization of ideas, a specific thesis statement, counterarguments, and at least one paraphrased citation in your paper. The essay needs to adhere to MLA format (12pt font, Times New Roman, double spacing, page numbers, and in-text citations). A Works Cited page is also required. The essay will be due Wednesday, January 20th.
In “Is Forgiving Student Loan Debt a Good Idea”, journalist Kayla Webley writes about the vast sums of money owed by students who have taken out loans to pay for their college education. She explains how the student loan debts represent a modern form of usury in which students amass increasing debt due to high interest rates charged by various lending companies. In addition to Webley’s article, we have also seen a video highlighting some real-life examples of students who have suffered from massive debt. Considering the arguments presented by Webley, information provided in the video, outside sources, and personal experience, present a reasoned argument on why you feel student loan debt should or should not be forgiven. If you feel that it should be forgiven, be sure to include specific solutions for the problem.