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Sep 10, 2017 at 12am - Nov 11, 2017 at 11:59pm
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Imagine you have one minute in front of the class to make a case for something you think important to consider. In 150 words or less present the issue (what this is about) and why we should pay attention to it (your basic argument). DO SO BY CLICKING ON THE REPLY DIRECTLY BELOW, NOT BY REPLYING TO SOMEONE ELSE
Hints: (1) it should be something specific and realistic (and sufficiently controversial in that there really are two sides to the story), (2) it should above all be an appeal to reason rather than emotion (please avoid anything dealing with essentially personal or moral outlooks), (3) there should be enough factual background for the issue to be seen as important. Think of this as in effect a "listen up" editorial of your own. Later in the course you will be presenting a more developed position on what should be done and who should do it.
You have 10 points for any attempt, but for full credit (20 points) you may need to revise or redo a submission. In terms of style, please avoid anything personal ("I think" or "in my experience") as would be the case with an actual editorial. I may also delete occasional submissions with particular problems that might prove misleading to other students reading them.
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