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Krupa Shah
04/19 Discussion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:58pm
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The biggest challenge that I will have to face when writing the issue paper is finding unbiased articles and utilizing them correctly. This is a big issue for me because it seems easy to misuse an article and even easier to sound biased in the paper itself. This happens to be my biggest concern, not sounding biased and presenting both sides of the argument clearly and equally an not letting personal opinion get in the way. Another issue is having organization and making sure that both arguments flow and make sense.
So far what I have found about my topic is that many cosmetic companies use animals in their product testing, without actually needing them. They are used as a precaution due to the federal food and drug and cosmetic act. For example, some of these tests involve cutting out and damaging the brain of cat, monkeys, and rabbits or even testing cosmetics on their eyes. On the other hand many companies use alternative methods, such as CeeTox, which is an in vitro (test tube) test to screen test products. Moreover, I found that there are valid arguments for both sides and that within each side; there are pros and cons.
I didnít find much of this information surprising because I have done research on this topic for my high schoolís senior year graduation project. However, I did find more in depth information about experimentation when using the ECU database. Also, using the online database has helped me in finding more primary sources and actual scientific data and experiments when it comes to testing on animals.
My only dilemma as of so far is deciding on which way to organize my paper so that it flows well and makes sense. Besides that, I have no other questions about the assignment.
I think you could put a few more questions, like how was your day and what are your plans. There can never be too many questions when it comes to questioning. Plus, the more questions the better. It makes reaching the word count much easier than just rambling on about the same thing over and over trying to reach the minimum.

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