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    Do you personally believe the "Girl with Balloon" painting will become more or less valuable following the incident at the auction? Be sure to justify your stance with supporting information.

    Remember, your essay will be scored based on how well you:

    • develop a multi-paragraph response to the assigned topic that clearly communicates your thesis/controlling idea to the audience;
    • support your claim with arguements/reasons and sufficient details
    • organize your essay in a clear and logical manner, including an introduction, body, and conclusion;
    • address the reader's concerns, opposing viewpoints, and/or counter arguements/counter claims
    • use transitional strategies to connect your ideas, sentences, and paragraphs;
    • use well-structured sentences and appropriate language for your audience;
    • edit your work to conform to the conventions of standard American English.


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