Journal: From Problem to Persuasion

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Reviewing the Opposing Viewpoints database and reviewing your brainstorming activity, select two potential issues that are related to your career or degree. Again, be sure you’re selecting and writing about two separate issues.

I chose, “Mental Illness is Over-diagnosed” under “Depression”.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

  1. After exploring the Opposing Viewpoints Database, identify two issues that are related to your career or degree:
    1. Write a fully developed paragraph for issue one (5–8 sentences each).
      1. Explain at least two clear arguable sides to the issue.
      2. Explain how the issue relates to your field or degree or potential field or degree.
    2. Write a fully developed paragraph for issue two (5–8 sentences each).
      1. Explain at least two clear arguable sides to the issue.
      2. Explain how the issue relates to your field or degree or potential field or degree.
  2. After exploring the arguments related to your issues, take a moment to consider the bigger picture. Then, briefly reflect (in 1 to 2 paragraphs) on the importance of persuasion for the issue you are most likely to write about. Be specific in your assignment; this information will help guide you as you work on your project in the coming weeks.
    1. Identify which side you might argue if you plan to pursue this issue in your final persuasive essay.
    2. Identify your potential audience and why your topic would be relevant to them.

Guidelines for Submission: Save your work in a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Then, check your writing for errors.

 

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