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Devin Slingerland
4/17 Discussion
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:05pm
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The argument paper was one of the more difficult papers that we had to write. The processes for writing this paper was more tedious and thought provoking. To start, I had to come up with a topic to argue about. This topic not only had to have two distinct separate sides, but also had to have enough research to write a paper about. Once I decided on the topic regarding whether police officers should be forced to wear body cameras, the next step was to find enough sources to back my side up on the topic. Obviously you cannot just take any source and use it, it had to be a reliable source. As I continued my search, wading through the nonsense that followed this topic, I had to make sure not to use any website with inaccurate facts. This part of the researching process was a tad more difficult because the library’s website had only a few articles regarding my side of the topic. I was able to pull one article from the school’s library’s website. After picking my topic and obtaining all of my sources writing my paper was just like filling in the blanks. I had all the information in front of me. All that was left to do was to write the paper and cite the sources. The greatest challenge that I faced while writing my argument paper was not making mistakes that I had made with the personal narrative and Boyle paper. When writing the argument paper, I only wrote information relevant to my topic, and tried to make my point as clear and concise as possible. One of the biggest concerns that I had when writing my paper was that my sources didn’t support my argument as strongly as I would’ve liked them to. Reading more about my topic and learning more about both sides I learned that there really is no solution to the problem. Both sides have accurate arguments that both sides can strongly defend. In the end I decided to say that I was against forcing police officers to wear body cameras. I would have to agree that the Boyle paper helped me write better and become aware of my writing mistakes.

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