13. Argumentative Discussion

Argumentative Discussion. Start: Oct. 30; End: Nov. 12

Hopefully by now you have decided on an argument that is of interest to you, one that you will be able to do some research on. If not, then now is the time to start. For this discussion, I would like each of you to share information about one of  the sources that you have found for your research (meaning, you have to go out and find one now, if you haven’t already.

First of all, tell us what your argument is: what is the focus, and what side of the argument are you choosing? For instance, if you’re writing about gun control, are you for or against gun control?  Next, tell us about one source you have found about this topic. What is the name of the source, the author, what kind of source (magazine, text, Internet) and how you found it. Then give a brief description of what information might be useful in the source for your paper.

For responses, share your ideas about your classmates’ sources. Do you think they sound valid for the topic described? Do you know of any other possible sources your classmate might look up? Did you have similar problems locating sources? Let’s start a lively discussion on how useful researched material can be in expanding our knowledge. Good luck.