1. Type your
argument (5-10 pages) double-spaced.
2. Use any resource materials you'd like. Give proper citations and
3. You must work ALONE on the content of your argument.
Prepare your best argument for or against any position on any topic
that has been in the news in the last year. It must be a public issue. It
must be an issue where other students would be aware of it and could gain
access to information on the topic in the library and by use of past
issues of newspapers, magazines, journals and other print and electronic
You are advised to present a well organized argument.
State your position.
State an objection to it.
Counter or respond to the objection.
Respond to the counter and so on.
State another objection to your position.
Counter it. Respond to the counter.
Show how your position is better defended than the opposing views and