Wk2skyler 04/22/2018 selection for research argument discussion
This discussion begins your preparation for the researched argument paper (Weeks 6 & 8) by focusing on selecting and narrowing a topic. A researched argument paper requires a topic that is controversial; this means that there is more than one viewpoint on the topic.
Your initial post should respond to the following discussion elements:
Step 1: Topics and Questions
- List three topics that interest you
- Write at least one question about each of the topics (remember: who, what, where, when, why, and how)
Step 2: Answering your questions
- The answers you provide to the questions help develop and focus a thesis for a researched argument
- Answer one of the questions you posed for each of the three topics chosen.
- The answers to the questions should be a statement/sentence that contains the words “should,” “must,” or “need” as a helping verb.
Step 3: Expand upon one topic.
- Write a paragraph or two based on what you already know about this topic.
- Try to come up with several points (or reasons) why your statement (aka thesis) is true.
- Tip: Think about how someone would try to prove your thesis isn’t true