This essay requires that you locate a central debate in an article we have read, and draw out the opposing sides of the viewpoints on the matter. You may choose from any of the articles assigned thus far—barring any you have written on, in the previous essays.
The objective here is to carefully breakdown each side of the debate on the topic. Rhetorically, introduce one side of the debate, and show how the text you have selected reveals this claim. This should be followed by the assertions supporting the opposing side. You may choose to make a few claims supporting one side, followed by those claims supporting the other. Or, you may choose to intertwine the opposing claims, paragraph by paragraph. Whichever argumentative approach you choose should represent what, you believe, will most intelligently and objectively present both sides charitably.
The goal of this form of argumentative, analytic approach is to explain the crux of an issue—to present the claims that most suggestively oppose each other on a specific issue.
This assignment needs to follow the traditional analytic template. You need to have an introduction that will state the article’s name, the author, the particular issues of each body paragraph. Then, in terms of the body, the first sentence should introduce the topic, the second should introduce the quote, next implement the actual quote, follow that by an in-depth explanation of the meaning of the quote/why it is significant as a concept, and finally transition to the next proposition. Be sure to have a conclusion as well. Failure to follow this structure will drop your score by 1 full grade.
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