Independent Mind

Independent Mind

Order Description

Reading:

”A Scary Time to Raise my Daughter”— Steve Lopez
http://articles.latimes.com/2003/oct/26/local/me-lopez26

Assignment

Essay 3 is a 3-page writing that responds to the claims made in one of the assigned readings (see prompts below).
*****You will cite the assigned reading plus one outside source of your choice. *******

Prompt

Author Steve Lopez thinks that “very little in our culture encourages independent thinking, and that makes peer pressure all the more powerful” (“A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter” 776). Do you agree with Lopez? If so, what is the importance of thinking independently and how do we teach teens this? Cite Lopez’s article and one other source.