Below is a list of 13topics to avoid for your final project and which you should also not select for this discussion. This was also sent out as part of this weeks announcement.
The Blacklist (13 Forbidden Topics)
Researched Argument Rough Draft
Throughout this course we have been focusing our attention on the practice of arguing to find meaning. Because of that it is important to practice balancing opposing viewpoints of a single issue. This essay allows you the chance to do just that.
Much of the writing you will be doing throughout your academic and professional career will be argumentative; thus this essay will help you to hone your rhetorical skills in several ways:
Remember the purpose of this essay is not to prove whether you are right or wrong but instead prove that you can fairly present two sides of an argument and logically determine the best solution to the problem you are faced with. With that in mind we ask that you withhold your personal opinion personal judgments of the material or personal narrative until the concluding remarks of your essay.
*Note that no one writes a polished essay in a single sitting. Start early and give yourself time for multiple revisions.
The rough draft of your essay should meet the following guidelines: