Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Taylor Pease
Discussion 11/14
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:36pm
150.216.254.168

The topic for my argument paper is that high students should not be required to pass a standardized test in order to be able to graduate. I feel that most students would agree with this and only the education systems would oppose my argument. I believe that my main points to support my topic is that the tests do not assess how well you will perform after school, it does not assess the student’s actual intelligence, and it is an easy answer to a difficult problem. Standardized tests claim to assess the performance after high school and college, but in reality, it only allows the student to demonstrate basic mathematics and English. Also, these tests do not accurately display the student’s intelligence. When I was in high school, I took the HSPA and according to my GPA, I should have earned a perfect score, but I did not. Also, when I took the SATs, I received a low score and I felt that it did not portray my intelligence. I feel that having standardized tests, it is just an easy way out of solving a problem. These tests do not weigh intelligence or help a student prepare for the real world, it is just the education system’s easiest way of categorizing students by passing or failing. Until class today, I had a difficult time finding research on my topic. However, I am researching more now and I have support from different articles to use in my paper. There are many articles saying basically what I have been saying: these tests are not accurate to assess our preparation after college. I feel that there are a lot of challenges in writing this paper. I think that finding all of my sources, finding the select main points, and elaborating on them will be a little difficult. I find that my hardest challenge will most likely be to try and keep my opinion out of this paper, even in my voice. I feel that this will be hard because I feel very strongly about this topic and I do not want to overpower my paper with bias instead of facts.
Word Count: 354

  • 11/14 Discussion - Andy Bates, Fri Nov 14 10:15am
    What is your final topic for your argument paper? What are the main points that support it? What kinds of researched information will you use to support those points? What do you feel is going to be... more
    • 4/17/15 - Logan Cox, Fri Apr 17 4:14pm
      The final topic I chose for my argument paper was the controversy associated with the flawed legal process of civil forfeiture. The first point I used in my argument is the fact that law enforcement... more
    • 11/14 discussion - Taylor Wyrick, Fri Nov 14 11:21pm
      My final topic for my argument paper is that oral contraceptives should be sold over the counter. Main points to support it would that it would allow easier access which will decrease teen... more
    • Guns - Selden bullock, Fri Nov 14 11:02pm
      For my research/argument paper I will be discussing gun control in the United States. This topic is one in rather passionate about given I am a proud, safe, and legal gun owner. I find it to be am... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Catherine Clark, Fri Nov 14 6:54pm
      For my argument paper I have decided to write about music therapy and how effective it can be as a treatment for people suffering from mental and physical disabilities. This topic is of interest to... more
    • Discussion Board:) - Asha Mason :), Fri Nov 14 4:57pm
      The argument paper is due Wednesday, November 19. For my argument paper, I have decided to do my paper on racial profiling. Since I am a black woman in America, this topic allows me to have personal... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Payton Anders, Fri Nov 14 4:24pm
      My final topic for my argument is hunting to control animal population. The main points that I am going to support are hunting is the best way to control the over population of animals, re-location... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Brooke Robbins, Fri Nov 14 4:18pm
      My final topic for the argument paper is child beauty pageants are not beneficial to the well being of child participants. Some main points I plan to point out is child participants are more likely... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Logan Salas, Fri Nov 14 4:12pm
      My final topic for my argument paper is “Should the U.S. government impose so-called sin taxes on cigarettes, alcohol, and other products deemed harmful to public health?” (Issues and Controversies... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Anna Cline , Fri Nov 14 3:38pm
      My final topic for the argument paper is should we drug test people who are on welfare? My main points for this topic would be money, morals, and our constitution rights. I would argue for money that ... more
    • Discussion 11/14 - Taylor Pease, Fri Nov 14 3:36pm
    • 11/14 Discussion - Savannah White, Fri Nov 14 3:05pm
      The topic I am going to write my argument paper about is if welfare check recipients should have to be drug tested to get their welfare checks. The main points I am going to use to support my thesis, ... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Colby Wallmow, Fri Nov 14 2:31pm
      My final topic for the argument paper is that there should be embryonic stem cell research. My main points to support it are the numerous medical advancements that could possibly be available in the... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Katie Blanquicet, Fri Nov 14 2:12pm
      My final topic for my argument paper is that illegal immigrants should not be allowed citizenship if they came over illegally and have resided in the United States. I haven't really looked in to much ... more
    • 11/14 discussion - Jesse Mazejka, Fri Nov 14 1:26pm
      My final topic pertains to the ban on firearms in the United States. I'm choosing to advocate the right to bare arms because I believe that one should have the right to protect his or her self with... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - David Shirley, Fri Nov 14 12:58pm
      My final topic for my research paper I have decided on doing is “Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) are Unhealthy for Us.” I feel there is a lot of research on this topic and there is also a lot of... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Madison Thompson, Fri Nov 14 12:49pm
      I am so stressed about this paper and I really hope once I start my research I will be able to figure out how to write it. My final topic for this paper is: the US government should not provide... more
    • 11/14 Discussion - Alli Bruce, Fri Nov 14 12:27pm
      The final topic I picked for the research is: schools should be focusing more on teaching comprehensive sex education, instead of simply just abstinence-only sex education. I was originally going to... more
    • Discussion - Kathryn Hoch , Fri Nov 14 12:19pm
      For the research paper my final topic is going to be Hydraulic Fracturing. The side that I am going to argue is how hydraulic fracturing is doing more harm then good. The main points I am going to... more
Click here to receive daily updates