Category Archives: Assignments

Sources 11-15 – Jon Otero

FDA will take 3 more months to review diet pill This article discusses why Qnexa’s ruling has been pushed back by the FDA. Since Vivus submitted more safety precautions for the drug-safety plan, like informative brochures, it is standard that … Continue reading

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A12: Rebuttal Essay

My Worthy Opponent is Wrong Your second short paper is due TUE APR 03. It will make an argument essential to your Research Position Paper, due April 19. You’ll write three short papers in total this semester, each proving something … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground: Eddie Jahn

Stand Your Ground is a law that states that in the act of self-defense it is acceptable to kill someone. The law can create a culture of violence. Under the “shoot first” laws, violent behavior can be  engaged in the … Continue reading

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A11: Definition Essay Rewrite

Your Definition Essay Rewrite is due TUE MAR 27. To make sure you have a rewrite showing responsiveness to feedback for your Portfolio, you’ll rewrite your Definition Argument and your Rebuttal Argument. You will not revise your Causal Argument. Revised … Continue reading

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A10: Sources 6-10

I have little to say about this assignment, which should make you happy. Its purpose is to provide a little early pressure to gather your best resources before the inevitable end-of-semester crunch. If your first five sources are still valuable … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground with Caution

Stand Your Ground with Caution There is a law called Stand Your Ground that says you can kill someone in self-defense. This is one of those kinds of laws that can create a culture of violence. Under these “shoot first” … Continue reading

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A09: Visual Argument

As an example of a visual argument analysis, I will show a brief public service announcement (PSA) produced by the Ad Council for a campaign to prevent or reduce domestic violence. While the producers depend on the voiceover text to … Continue reading

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