Researched Argument Presentation

Objective: Give your classmates an overview of an issue and its arguments.

You will give a fifteen minute presentation that introduces the class to a dispute that is central to your section of "They Say, I Say", the positions they represent and the arguments the disputants make.

Your presentation must include the following:

  1. A clear statement of the issue in the form of a question. That question will be the title of the presentation.
  2. A description of the "state of affairs" that leads to the importance of the issue.
  3. A description of the effects of the issue's outcome and who or what will be effected.
  4. A description of the disputants involved.
  5. A review of possible arguments that can be made from the perspective of the alternative positions.
  6. A description of the positions taken on the issue.
  7. Ten research questions that you would pursue if your were to complete a researched argument paper on this issue.

Handout assignment:

  1. A chart that organizes the information in your presentation
  2. Ten research questions that you would pursue if your were to complete a researched argument paper on this issue.
  3. An annotated bibliography with an entry for each of the articles in the section:annotated-bibliography-guidelines
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