Example for Grade 8: Argumentative – Penny - ID: 4196

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  • Purpose: Argumentative
  • Grade: 8
  • ID No. 4196

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I think that the penny should be preserved. I think this because there is a lot of history behind the penny. The first penny in the series was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Also, prices will not increase in the future. The penny will actually cost more than it will today. The penny has captured so many meaningful images over its long history. The 2012 penny has the Lincoln Monument on one side and has a shield on the other. The images seem to change each time we have a new year.

Even though the penny cost 1.6 cents to produce it the penny’s worth will increase greatly. Many people want to eliminate the production of the penny because they say it costs too much. but in the future the worth of the penny will increase. Also, if they eliminated the penny then it would be really confusing because people would have to round to the nearst nickle. so don’t discontinue the production of the penny