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EN1420: Module 4 Assessing Competing Arguments Exercise 4.1 Opposition Arguments to Different, Narrowed Positions

One of the most important parts of writing a clear research paper is making sure you have narrowed your topic and thesis statement. It should be as focused, clear, and specific as possible. If you make your subject too general, you will have trouble focusing your research. The same is true when presenting opposition arguments. In order to refute the opposition, you must ensure that your response is narrowed and focusedjust like your position statement. In this exercise, you will practice responding to narrowed, focused position statements with focused opposition arguments, helping focus your own research topic as well as helping you differentiate and evaluate competing perspectives.

In this exercise, you need to read each narrowed position statement given below and write one or two sentences that answer this specific position statement with a focused argument from the opposite side of the issue. Explain your answer in two or more sentences. Even if you agree with the original position statement, think of what someone who disagrees with you would say and why someone would hold such a view. Note that you are also free to point out any errors in reasoning in these position statements and respond to those as well.

  1. Animals deserve the same rights as people because they can feel pain; therefore, everyone in the world should be vegetarians.

    Example Response: Animals do not deserve the same rights as humans, nor should everyone in the world be vegetarians. Though animals may be deserving of moral consideration, this does not make them equal to humans or deserving of human rights, to say nothing of the red herring of whether or not we should eat them.

  2. America should not act as a “World Policeman” because it has enough domestic issues of its own to deal with.

  3. Immigration should be allowed without any caps because it brings in skilled workers and increases the cultural variety of American society.

  4. Parents should never be held responsible for the crimes of their juvenile children because children should be held responsible for their own actions, even if it means trying them as adults.

  5. Beauty pageants are a fantastic way for young girls to increase their self-esteem, practice public speaking, and cultivate their talents.

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EN1420: Module 4 Assessing Competing Arguments Exercise 4.1 Opposition Arguments to Different, Narrowed Positions

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Submission Requirements:

ï‚· Submit your responses in a Microsoft Word document of the following specifications: o Font: Arial; 12-Point

o Line Spacing: Double

o Length: 23 pages

  • ï‚·  Include an APA title page. Refer to the sample APA title page given in the handout titled “APA Title

    Page Format” at the end of the study guide.

  • ï‚·  Write clear opposition statements to each position statement above and be sure to provide a brief

    explanation of all the answers.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    The Exercise rubric will be used to evaluate this assessment.

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Answering the Opposition
Read the essay, "The Latest from the Feminist Front," p. 232, from your textbook, Perspectives on Argument, and answer the following questions in two to three sentences each. Overall, this exercise should consist of 400–500 words.

  • What was your initial reaction to Limbaugh's claim that "feminism was established so that unattractive women could have easier access to the mainstream of society?"
  • What are two of Limbaugh's main points?
  • How does Limbaugh support these points? Give specific examples here from the text.
  • How would you answer Limbaugh's points if you were arguing for the opposition to each of the two points you have selected?
  • Overall, did you find this essay convincing? Why or why not?

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit your responses in a Microsoft Word document of the following specifications:
    • Font: Arial; 12-Point
    • Line Spacing: Double
    • Length: 400–500 words
  • Include an APA title page. Refer to the sample APA title page given in the handout titled "APA Title Page Format" at the end of Study Guide.

url for reading:

http://itt-tech.vitalsource.com/books/9781256881650/page/232

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 05/19/2015 12:00 am
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