This complete writing prompt encourages higher order thinking, logical reasoning, and persuasive communication. Students explore both sides of an issue and argue accordingly. The prompt provides a unique twist, increasing the stakes for the author. The learning goals are expressed through the accompanying learning scale which serves as a rubric for students and for the teacher. Assessment, self-reflection, monitoring student growth, and celebrating student success are simple with these tools. Perfect for classrooms utilizing the Marzano model.