Is graffiti vandalism

    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.

    Guidelines:

    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
    Texts:
    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

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