Topic Discussion Board Assignment Guidelines This exercise will help you brainst
Topic Discussion Board
This exercise will help you brainstorm potential academic topics for your argumentative research paper, which you will compose in the next module.
Answer all prompts below. Each prompt’s response should be at least 100 words, although greater elaboration is encouraged.
Please answer the following prompts:
Make a list of at least three debatable issues that interest you, and write a short paragraph about each. Write about what you know and want to know about each issue, and explain how each topic may be important to a current audience. Aim to select topics that are complicated and debatable. Make sure these are issues that you could research academically (so arguing to add a stop sign in your neighborhood would not work) and that you could argue practically (so stating that all guns should be banned would not work). Consider some of the issues raised from your rhetorical analysis article as well. Avoid those topics that have been argued over and over again: gun control, abortion, legalization of marijuana, euthanasia, etc. If you want to check me about a topic, shoot me an email.
Discuss which topic you think would work the best for this project and why. Identify some research questions you’ll ask as you seek to learn more about your topic. You can also pose questions to your classmates about your topic.
Identify the stance you intend to take about this issue. Also, discuss any potential biases, obstacles, or disagreements you might face in an audience.
Your original post must be in paragraph form (numbered for each prompt), and your responses back to your peers must be at least one full paragraph each (100 words).