Work with partners assigned to the same position as you to develop the best possible argument for your assigned position. Thus, those of you assigned to the “yes” position will work with a partner to review your reading assignment and and those of you assigned to the “no” position will work with a partner to review reading assignment.

As you and your partner develop your argument, be sure to:

  • Learn and summarize the relevant information from your assigned reading, and…
  • Organize this information into a persuasive argument. Persuasive arguments begin with a thesis statement such as, “Our position is that…” This statement should then be followed by your rationale – for example: “We hold this position because… We also know that … etc.”

Remember that you want to be as concise as possible in making your argument. To help you with this, we have provided a bullet-point summary of each background reading.

Remember also that your partner is responsible for learning the information in your background reading, and you are responsible for learning their information. Thus, you want your argument to be as clear and accurate as possible so that you both receive the best grade possible on your final essay and quiz.

Time to get work.

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