November 16, 2010 Archives
Here is the handout that we went over in class today.
For this paragraph, I'm leaving the topic fairly open, but I want to encourage you to explore a specific argument by opposing it.
You may write yet another counter-argument to a claim you made in P8 or P9. You may use this paragraph to oppose an argument you made in Paper 3. You may oppose an argument you made in your most recent ILP draft. You may oppose an argument you read in a peer's paper.
Just be sure not to fall into the "some people say" problem (too vague) or "It really bugs me when..." (too much like a random rant, which is not the same thing as objecting to a specific action or statement).
Tie your observations to a specific incident. You may refer, for example, to something somebody said in class (about the liberal arts, the difference between high school and college, etc.), or something you read while reviewing a peer's paper.
Use your paragraph to demonstrate your ability to explore a complex subject and illuminate the reader, rather than complain about what "some people may say" or belittle opinions that you don't happen to share.