The topic for essay is derived from Jolie’s comment, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” It’s actually a distortion of a quote from Vince Lombardi: “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” (His is more accurate.)
For essay , consider the following questions and formulate a thesis (your main point) either affirming or negating the question:
- Has cheating become “the norm” for achieving success? Use examples to support and prove your thesis.
- Is the “win at all cost” attitude prevalent in today’s society? (Interpret society to be regional, nationwide, or global.) Convince readers of your position using examples.
If you have a thesis similar to these questions, go ahead and use it — as long as the main form of development in the body of the essay is the use of examples. “How many examples?” I thought you’d never ask. However many needed to reach the 3-page mark. If your examples are longer, you will need fewer of them. If they are brief, include more of them.
Reminder: Keep track of the sources where you get your information. You’ll need citations if your examples aren’t “common knowledge.”