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Brooke Wilson
4/19 Discussion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:56pm
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I think some of the challenges I値l face with the upcoming issue paper include how I知 going to organize my paper. There are a few layouts I知 considering and I知 still trying to figure out which one is going to convey my issue paper in the best light. Another one of the challenges I am concerned about is making sure I stay neutral and not making one side of the argument stronger than the other side. In one of the papers I constructed last semester one of my biggest problems was making it seem as though I was supporting one specific side compared to laying out the facts of both sides and making the main points of both sides strong so that they matched each other in effectiveness. Since i致e started doing research I have made a list of each of the main points for each side. In doing so I have been able to match up with main points for one side and find counterpoints for the other side. I think what has made the research part easier is that I have gotten a head start by working on it a little bit each day. So far I have found many sources on my topic due to the fact that this is a highly debated topic. Up until this point I have not found any overly surprising information on my topic, however I have learned quite a lot that I hadn稚 know before on the death penalty. Being that there are very supportive and legitimate arguments for each side as the author I think what I have found surprising is that I知 kind of on the fence as to how I personally feel about the death penalty. However, I think this can benefit me because I do have a more neutral opinion about the topic anyway, therefore I wont be swayed more one way or the other to show more supporting evidence for one side. Currently I do not have any questions about the assignment more than which would be the best way to organize my paper but the more I begin putting it together I知 sure it will be very clear which is the best layout for this issue topic. Also, I think that was the perfect about of online discussion questions.

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