Students can use this Step by Step guide to write an AP English Language/CLEP College Composition Style argumentative essay to go along with John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men. The assignment includes an AP-Style prompt, brainstorming ideas, and peer review instructions. The rubric is included for the workshop alone. I would suggest using an AP or CLEP aligned rubric if you want students to complete a final draft. It works well for a literature circle, other cooperative learning, or whole group discussion assignment. This prompt was created as a scaffolding/test prep assignment, and so I chose to grade the steps for completeness instead of the actual final draft, but it can be easily adapted for an actual timed essay or test as well.