Group One

Goldwasser argues that the internet is not destroying kids' intelligence today, it is merely a new medium of communication. We will analyze the techniques she uses, the weaknesses in her argument, and her overall persuasiveness. We will show this through examples of her usages of statistics (appeal to logos and pathos), her establishment of her credibility (ethos), and her emphasis on the importance of the issue (kairos).
Jenn- weaknesses of the argument
Erin- kairos
Justin- use of statistics
Erica- establishment of credibility and use of ethos

Jennifer Loeb
Sentence: Genetic research may discover medical advances that may benefit society as a whole, but the potential public exposure of this personal information has the possibility of formulating a new division of discrimination.
Tags: genetic research, medical advancements, discrimination, consequences of research, privacy rights, research ethics
Question framed specifically: Before George Church takes the study of genetics to uncharted areas with The Personal Genome Project, should society be informed about how the discoveries made may lead to discrimination in health insurance and job placement?
Practical question framed more generally: In modern society, are medical advancements more important than the possibility of discrimination?
Specific question framed as a theory: Should Church be allowed to continue his research project without members of society being well informed of the potential consequences?
Specific question framed in practical terms: Can Church’s research lead to possible discrimination within society in the future?
Very Specific, Very Practical: Will Church’s unprecedented project on human genome’s (The Human Genome Project) lead to discrimination due to private information becoming public knowledge?

Erin Farley
Sentence:Receiving a college degree is becoming increasingly important in our society, but I believe the cost of higher education is getting out of hand.
Tags: college, education, government, economy, rights, affordability, employment. Question framed specifically: Should college graduates be stuck paying off ridiculous loans for degrees they need to obtain many jobs?
Practical question framed more generally: Is the cost of a college education affordable/justified? Specific question framed as a theory:Should we put such a high price on the right to an education? Specific question framed in practical terms: Is a college tuition affordable?
Very Specific, Very Practical: Considering the job market is so competitive and a bachelors degree is becoming more and more common, is it right that a college education is so expensive?

Justin Ahmed
Sentence: Even though many in the Middle East believe that religion should be the basis of their governments, I believe that government should based on morals and ethics in general and less specific with a particular religion.
Tags: religion, Middle East, government structure, morals and ethics
Question framed specifically: Should Iran base its government on fundamentalist Islamic teachings or on a more democratic and worldly philosophy?
Practical Question framed more generally: Should any government be based on religion?
Specific Question framed as theory: In today's society should governments based on religion be accepted?
Specific Question framed in practical terms: Why should countries base their governments on religion?
Very Specific, Very Practical: Should we as people of the world accept governments based on a singular religion?

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