Homeschooling Argumentative Essay

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General Purpose: To present the positives and negatives of homeschooling.
Specific Purpose: That my audience come away with a better understanding of the unconventional teaching method.
Central Idea: There isn’t such thing as a perfect teaching system out there. However, having the freedom to choose which learning curriculum to use based off of what works best for your child’s learning needs is very important.
Attention getter: Ask how many of my classmates were homeschooled throughout their life and ask about their preconceived beliefs about the topic?
Credibility Statement: I grew up being homeschool, experiencing its culture first hand. However, I was not limited to taking classes just at home. I took a few classes here and there and played sports through a local high school. So I feel as though I am not completely biased in my beliefs. I have also done quite a bit of research on the topic due to having written papers about the subject in the past.
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Being able to cater to students with unique learning needs is one of the biggest benefits when it comes homeschooling.
Flexible schedules: When homeschooling you have the ability to easily get involved in extracurricular activities thanks to the flexible nature of this education.
Unrestricted teachings: Homeschooling is commonly chosen out of "concern about the environment of other schools, followed by a desire to provide religious or moral instruction” (Willingham, 2008). This unrestricted form of teaching gives parents the freedom to raise their children to have similar morals and beliefs.
Main point 3: Negatives
Lacking Social Skills: “Adults who were homeschooled often reference extreme social awkwardness as an obstacle they experienced upon entering college or the workforce” (Whelan,
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