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Kathryn Lanier
4/21
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:25pm
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My topic has been hard to find good sources that are not just opinion based but rather have some facts to it. I am worried about find appropriate sources to meet the requirement. I am also concerned about evenly representing both sides and not showing bias to the side that I most strongly agree with. I want to make sure that I am not putting to much emphasis on the side that I like so that this doesnít become an argument paper. I have very strong views when it comes to politics so I want to stay objective in this paper. This topic is very controversial and I have found that there are many views on this subject and they all contradict each other a little bit. It is a lot easier to show the many sides of this argument because people have voiced their opinions a lot on the subject and there are a lot of sources I just have to sort through them and establish which ones are credible and which ones arenít. I was surprised by how many opinions there are on the topic, I really thought that there were only two sides, the pro and the anti sides but there are those that believe in partial separation or separation in different areas of government. The many views prove that this is a topic that people may never find a compromise to and it is very controversial. The only questions I really have are mainly about the credibility of my sources, especially with a political topic because the information can sometimes be opinion based only and not really ďprofessionalĒ based. I am in the stage of research where I am really just sorting out what information is useful and what is more opinionated. I like the amount of questions because it gives me more to work with, normally there are only about three questions and I find it hard to write three hundred fifty words with only three questions. This is how online discussions should be so itís easier to write the right amount of words with out just ďword vomitingĒ over and over again.

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    • 4/19 Discussion - Alex Brink, Sun Apr 21 4:37pm
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    • 4/21 - Kathryn Lanier, Sun Apr 21 4:25pm
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