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Shane Donovan
Discussion 4/17
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:52pm
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For my argument paper, I tried to get a jump on everyone and started planning it out maybe a week before it was due, which is not normal for me. I basically found as much information about my topic as I could and my topic was animal rights. Reading all about what happened to them and what tests were run on the animals that were in my paper was pretty disturbing. One of my examples in my paper affected me the most where the experiment was to have male monkey rape the female monkeys only to have the female monkeys eventually beating their babies head on the ground and rubbing it back and forth. There was plenty of information on supporting my argument where people agree with me that animals should not be test subjects. The challenge for me however was trying to pack all the information in only four pages, which I did not do. I found myself constantly just freezing and staring at my computer trying to figure out how to continue my paper while using all the information I found.
Once I found all the information I could, I started typing out a rough draft, plugging the information that I found from books and online resources. I had my mom read over it and she explained to me I needed a lot done to it and I ended up retyping my paper 3 times. I have never been the greatest writer and argument papers are definitely not my favorite. However, I feel as if I did pretty well with my paper and have some solid point supporting my argument. Not only that, I also have a few good points on the counter argument side. People argued that the animals were closely related to use humans and that what affected them, affect us. They also argued that if it were not for animal testing, we would not have many of the cures, information, and knowledge of medicine that we currently have today. I have talked to a few people that are studying science here at ECU and they have had to test on animals (dead of course) for their course and even though they were dead, it still bothered some of them. However, they argue that it needs to be done in order to obtain more information on medicine.
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