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Hey, guys, a little help?
« on: July 22, 2015, 02:23:25 pm »
So, I have do to a causes and effects essay and build a debate essay off of it. The teacher has requested that we remain neutral in our causes/effects essay, but that we take a side in our debate essay. She has also requested that it be a topic that we feel strongly about. There are so many things that I could write about, which makes it difficult to decide. Anyone have any suggestions or requests for a topic?


Also, she included this line in our instructions "If no educated person would argue with you about your position, you do not have a debatable issue." While I find this humorous, it makes it more difficult, as, well, most issues today have mostly educated people on one side and ignorant people on the other.
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Re: Hey, guys, a little help?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 02:39:38 pm »
Let's take a random issue... Actually I will take a few random issues that I have seen in my Facebook feed today:

a) Unemployment and social security. There are highly educated people who still think that the unemployed people are just lazy and that they should lose all/most benefits to encourage them to GET SOME JOBS! Meanwhile statistics say that (for example) Tampere region has .06 jobs for every unemployed person. Really, people can't get jobs because THERE AREN'T ANY! But claiming that everyone who complains about "lazy bums" is uneducated is patently false. Greedy? Yes. Stupid? Often. But only some are uneducated.

b) Religion: Every existing religion probably has highly educated worshipper. Even if they contradict each other. And there are highly educated atheists as well.

Actually, I think your problem is that you consider "stupid" and "educated" to be separate groups. This is not, and never has been, true. Some highly educated people may still be wrong about some subjects or be utter tits altogether.
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Re: Hey, guys, a little help?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 02:52:17 pm »
True enough, I suppose. Still a difficult choice, what with all the options. Seriously, I have trouble deciding on what to order at a restaurant or what to cook for supper some days. Think I might end up just finding a way to select one at random from a list of choices.


If it weren't for this line-"Find support for your three supporting reasons.Read the literature about your topic and include information from at least one GALILEO source within your paper. You can include other sources as well, but you will need at least one article or book found from a GALILEO search on your topic."
I'd totally do it on D&D edition wars as a semi-joke topic, because, well, it'd be easy and wouldn't have a chance of pissing her off depending on her political stance. Unless she was insane.
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