Two topics to choose from :
1. Is it ever right for governments to restrict freedom of speech?
2. Does free speech apply to social networking sites like Facebook?
Requirements for your essay :
-Your brief persuasive essay should be between 2 and 2 1/2 pages in length and must adhere to MLA format: heading, in-text citations, and Works Cited page. Do not write more than 600 words as this is not a research paper. Write a brief persuasive essay based primarily on personal opinion and cite one or two sources.
-Your essay must have an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
-Get organized http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/persuasion.pdf before you begin to write.
-Use at least one correctly documented quote, paraphrase, or summary from one acceptable source (no more than two sources permitted)
-Use MLA rules for documenting your source.
-You must use in-text citations each time you use the words or ideas of your source in the essay. Example – (Jacoby 45).
-You must include your works cited list at the end of your essay.
-Use your source to support your own ideas.
-Check your originality report in Turnitin and make corrections if necessary before resubmitting to Turnitin with corrections.
Additional Resources for Research and Understanding
American Civil Liberties Union: Free Speech
National Coalition Against Censorship
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
Internet Censorship ( ACLU)
First Amendment Center
Debatepedia – Freedom of Speech Debate: Restrictions on Freedom
Free Speech vs. Hate Speech on FaceBook
Supreme Court of Florida – Sultaana Freeman v. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
The U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
Would Wiretapping Laws Spell the End of Quantum Encryption?