I’m studying and need help with a English question to help me learn.
Framing the Issue
It is important to know that there are at least two sides to every issue. Each side (opinion) should be based on facts that are supported with convincing, reasonable evidence that is credible and current. Before you form an opinion, consider the pros and cons of the issue. Doing this can strengthen your position on the issue—or it can result in a change of opinion on the issue.
For this week’s discussion, complete the following:
- Choose 1 of the issues in the list below, or you can select any topic you like. If you choose your own topic, make sure the topic is appropriate for an argumentative essay and related to an issue that will hold your interest when you return to the essay in the coming weeks. A good source for this would be current events. Please e-mail your instructor for approval first, and remember academic research methods still apply.
- Read 1 article on your topic from the list provided in the Topic Bibliography.
- Express your opinion about the issue in 1 sentence.
- Use the article you selected to write a paragraph to support your opinion, and be sure to cite it in your response.