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Erin Kelly
discussion 11/2
Fri Nov 2, 2012 4:39pm
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Thinking of ideas for this argument paper has definitely been the most difficult out of all of the papers. It is hard for me to think of a topic that I feel strongly about, when I have had to write papers like this in the past I was given a topic and then I was able to take a position and even that was a little hard for me. Coming up with ideas for topics have been difficult but I have though of a few including, do colleges admission way too much on standardize test score, or animals being used for scientific research or maybe teen pregnancy and ways to prevent it, or better sex education. Out of these I am most leaning towards college admissions and standardize test scores I am considering this topic because I can relate to it. The position I would take on this topic would be is that college admissions put to much weight on the standardize test scores, when they are admitting students. I can relate to this because I did not have the best scores and that affected my admissions into some of the schools, where I thought I had a chance in getting in to. I think that standardize test scores should just be a piece in admissions and not the major thing a school looks out. A counter argument for this topic could be that there are students that do not test well, but are still smart. There are different aspects of taking a test that can be difficult and even if you may know the material being in a testing environment can freak some one out. For the topic of animals being used for scientific research I would take the position that animals should not be used for testing. I would consider this topic because I think it is wrong to test on animals. If I were to choose this topic of animal testing or any topic I know I would definitely have to do lots of research to find out more to back up my position I take on a topic and the counter argument on it because so far I do not know how I would counter argue this, so I would need to do research.

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