Taking Classes

High School Writing Prompt #4

Worksheet Description

This High School Writing Prompts worksheet poses a question about student autonomy in education, specifically asking whether high school students should be obligated to take classes that do not interest them. The students are prompted to think about the role of educational curriculum and the importance of student interest in learning. They are given lined space to write an essay or argument, considering the benefits and drawbacks of requiring students to take a broad range of subjects.

The worksheet is designed to teach students the skills of critical thinking and argumentative writing. It encourages them to evaluate the educational system and its impact on student engagement and learning. By considering the question of choice in education, students learn to build coherent arguments, support their opinions with reasons, and engage with a topic that directly affects their daily lives. This task also prompts them to reflect on their personal educational experiences and the value of a diverse curriculum.