Purpose: Based on at least three readings in "The Roar of the Tiger Mom," write a persuasive paper in which you take the position that (1 The "Tiger Mom" parenting style is more likely than the Western parenting style to produce happy children who grow up to be happy, productive adults or (2 The Western parenting style is more likely than the "Tiger Mom" parenting style to produce happy children who grow up to be happy, productive adults.
Skills: The assignment will support your skills that are necessary to write an essay that persuades, using source material (from our textbook only; no outside sources allowed). Refer to the Essay Rubric for specific grading criteria.
Knowledge: The assignment will help you consider parenting skills that have a positive impact on children.
Task: Follow these steps.
1. Read the assigned selections in the "Roar of the Tiger Mom" chapter of our textbook.
2. Decide whether you lean toward the "tiger mom" parenting style or the "western" parenting style, and consider why.
3. Write a 1200-word essay that makes your opinion clear. Your thesis should present your opinion, using the language of an academic paper (no "in my opinion" or "I believe"). The essay should discuss why you lean toward one parenting style or another and should use details and quotes from at least 3 of the readings to support your opinion.
4. Use MLA documentation, 5 in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Use model #33 in your handbook for the Works Cited entries.