Read “Neat People vs. Sloppy People” in your course textbook, Exploring Writing: Paragraphs and Essays.
In her amusing essay of stereotypes, Suzanne Britt argues her belief that neat people are mean, cold, and unkind, while she sees sloppy people as warm, creative, and deeply misunderstood.
- How effective is her essay? Did you find the argument balanced or one-sided? How would you improve the essay to make it more convincing?
- Are the generalities she presents true or untrue in your opinion? Do you agree or disagree with her assessment of these personality types? Do you know people who fit these stereotypes? Have you ever been stereotyped because of an external characteristic?
In your response, choose some of the above questions to respond to in a paragraph of at least 150-200 words.