Nswer the question separete, not a essay
Got it? Now erase everything above and answer the questions below thoughtfully and thoroughly.
5. Before class on Monday, print out a copy to bring to class.
a? What issue do you plan to address worded as a one-sentence question? For example, a?What can one person do to slow or halt the deforestation of the Amazon?a?
a? What is your tentative answer to the question? (This is your beginning thesis statement or claim, so start wording it like one, although it is subject to change, of course.
a? What personal interest or stake do you have in this issue?
o How does the issue affect you and/or your audience?
o Why do you care about it? (Remember, you need to build personal credibility, and use both emotional and logical appeals for your argument to be well-rounded.)
a? Why is this a controversial issue (one upon which reasonable people can disagree)?
o Is there sufficient or insufficient evidence to resolve the issue? (Youall need to do some preliminary research and read it to get the lay of the land.)
o Are there any definitions in dispute (such as a?global warminga?)?
o Is your initial evidence ambiguous or contradictory? (Not a bad or good thing but you need to know.)
o Who seem to be the parties involved (often not just pro and con, which we are trying to avoid, but people with different viewpoints on the topic.)
o Do the parties disagree about basic values, assumptions or beliefs? (If the answer is no, you probably need to start over.) You can answer this one with bullet points for now.
a? Who is the audience you need to persuade?
o If your argument calls for an action, who has the power to act on your claim?
o Can you address these persons of power directly? Or do you need to sway others (such as voters) to exert pressure on persons in power?
o With regard to your issue, what are the values and beliefs of the audience you are trying to sway?
(ANSWER THE QUESTION SEPARATE, NOT A ESSAY.I ALSO POST ON THE ATTACH) THE TOPIC ABOUT THE QUESTION IS ALSO ON THE ATTACH. IT IS A PRE-QUESTION, NOT EASSAY!!! IT IS IMPORTANT. DO NOT DO THE EASSY, JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION I GIVE TO YOU. IT IS A Prospectus!!