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John Cameron Vaughn
4-19 Discussion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:55pm
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In regards to the upcoming issue paper in class, I think the biggest challenge I will face is making sure it is unbiased. As I actually mentioned last week in the online discussion this was a concern of mine then too. It is a topic I feel strongly about so I am concerned that I will have a hard time explaining both sides of the issue equally and respectfully. I can get a little snarky and sarcastic when I am writing about something that I think is frankly stupid, such as being opposed to gay marriage. So that is something I will also have to work on, writing in a professional way and not mocking either side of the argument. Well letís be honest, mocking one side of the argument. However I am looking forward to the challenge because I believe it really will be a challenge to me as a writer. Since I have obviously started my research on the topic, I have found out a lot about what the current status of gay marriage in our nation and just a general knowledge about the topic. Most of my research for the annotated bibliography was about learning about how our country views gay marriage currently, what people support it, what states it is legal in and other general information about the topic. I have not really encountered any real surprising information about gay marriage. Most of the things I found out I already knew or frankly anything that maybe should have been surprising I did not find that shocking. I have gotten over the shock and disbelief of some of the opinions and points of view people have on the issue, so some of the outrageous things people say do not really faze me anymore. I donít really have any questions about the assignment other than are you sure we have to do it? I mean I know we can do it and just not get a grade, but maybe we could work out some kind of like free pass? Just sleep on it if you need to. I think you could fit a few more questions into the discussion; currently you only have 8 so you could probably fit in like 10 or 12 total. I think you have a nice moderate amount of questions right now, not too many, not too few, but just right.

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