This assignment is useful as a summation activity after students have completed a debate unit. It has the student reflect upon how the three rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos are utilized in a debate.
The essay also has them respond to how their own debates went, with opportunities for them to provide feedback on both how they could have improved and how the debate unit can be improved, also.
Contains the essay prompts for the students and a grading rubric. The rubric assess how they tackled the three elements of the prompt as well mechanics and organization.
I've used this with my students and the resulting essays have been great -- especially the parts where they reflect upon what they could have done better.