Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Writing an Essay on Betta Keeping for University
I am in an expository writing class (don't ask what expository writing is, it technically doesn't exist) and I have to write an essay on something that people are good at doing. It is part research and part persuasive and I need to have primary sources and scholarly ones. I've decided that since its a casual type of topic-of-your-choice essay that I'd do it on betta keeping.
While I am looking for scholarly second-hand sources, I thought it would be fun to use some quotes from the community on behalf of betta keeping. My persuasive stance is something along the lines of Betta Fish Are Actually Harder to Take Care of Than You Think. I guess it will be a rumor-crushing type of informational piece that draws attention to the beauty of the fish and the intricate details of the hobby.
Anyone want to participate? I'd love to hear what you guys would suggest or stories about first experiences. I figured it would be fun and interesting to discuss here in this thread instead of going through individual threads looking for info, though I do know one important post I will be quoting from.