Essay 2 (additional comment for writer: I am on the republican view side of things)
due via online submission through Blackboard, by midnight on Friday, 2 October
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Choose either a political topic that is a point of debate/argument regarding the upcoming election; or, instead, you may examine an issue related to the U.S. Covid response process, in which you should focus the topic, such as Covid responses to education/universities/sports/campus organizations/campus events, etc. You choose. This should be a 2-sided argument, with differing opinions.
Research the public media, in any form, written or online, to determine points made and opinions held about this topic. You must find argumentative support from both sides of the issue.
Write an essay in simplified Rogerian argumentative style, as outlined briefly below:
Write an opening paragraph with a thesis stating your topic, the points of debate, quotes from the media, facts/statistics if applicable, and then stating your position on the issue.
Before beginning your own argument, develop and write a fair description of the opposing points of view. Use more than one body paragraph to explain this.
As a transitional statement between the opposing argument and your own, admit what is fair and agreeable about at least one of the opposing points of view.
Finally, develop your own however argument, in which you state your points of view on the topic. State your points of view in opposition to those state in section one, the opposing view; then, to thoroughly develop your argument, consider one or two additional points, facts/statistics, ideas, etc. that further develop your own argument.