Directions: Closely read each of the four texts provided below.
Topic: Is graffiti vandalism?
Your Task: Carefully read each of the four texts provided. Then, using evidence from at least three of the texts, write a well-developed argument regarding whether or not graffiti is vandalism.
Clearly establish your claim, use specific, relevant, and sufficient evidence from at least three of the texts to develop your argument. Then provide a counter-claim. Do not simply summarize each text.
Be sure to:
Establish your claim(s) regarding whether or not graffiti is vandalism
Use specific, relevant, and sufficient evidence from at least three of the texts to develop your argument
Identify each source that you reference by title of article and line number(s) or graphic title (for example: “What is street art?”, line 4 or, graphic “Video Projection”). Do not reference articles by stating “Article 1”, “Article 2”, etc.
Organize your ideas in a cohesive and coherent manner
Maintain a formal style of writing. Write in 3rd person only.
Follow the conventions of standard written English
Organization: Each body paragraph will follow this pattern
State claim – your view without using 1st and/or 2nd person personal pronouns (I, me, you, your)
Evidence from text to support your claim/view
Counterargument (what does the opposing side say? (this is from the text(s))
Rebuttal – this is your concluding sentence reiterating your claim/view
Text 1 What Is Street Art? Vandalism, Graffiti or Public Art Part I
Text 2 Graffiti Vandals Cost Public Millions
Text 3 Is Urban Graffiti a Force for Good or Evil?
Text 4 Art or Vandalism: Banksy, 5Pointz and the Fight for Artistic Expression