. Do you believe research will support your reasons for this position?

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Topic SelectionWorksheet

Complete Parts A through D below.

Part A: Topic Selection

Select a topic for your Week 5 Final Argument Paper using the following steps:

  • Review the Discipline      Specific Resources for Rhetoric and Research.
  • Click on anydisciplinethat      interests you.
    • Each page has a description of the importance of       rhetoric and research to degree programs and professional careers within       that discipline.
    • The topics for you to choose from are below the       “Importance of Rhetoric and Research” paragraph. Each topic has a link to       an associated resource from the University Library to learn more about       the topic.
  • Choose one topicfrom the list of topics under one of the disciplines.      Please note the “Accessibility” area on the right is not one of the      topics.

Respond to the following questions in 25-50 words total.

  •    Q.  What is your selected       topic?
  •            Will robots take our jobs?
    • Q. Why is       this topic appropriate for an argument paper?

Part B: Forming Your Position to Develop Your Argument

Respond to the following questions using the topic you selected.

  1. What      is your position related to your topic? (25-50 words total)

2.   What are three reasons why you have this position   about this topic? (25-50 words total)

3.  Do you believe research will support your reasons      for this position?What will you do if you cannot locate research to      support your reasons for your position? (25-50 words total)


Part C: Drafting Your Thesis Statement

Create a rough draft of your thesis statement usingyour position and reasons for your position. Your thesis statement will serve as the claim in your argument

Part D: Components of an Argument

Arguments can be easily misunderstood and misinterpreted. There may be times when we do not fully evaluate arguments before forming our response to them, and our response may have been different if we fully understood what was being argued. Argument evaluation is important in everyday life to help you communicate effectively with others and to form your own arguments.

Selectone article from any of the themes on theArticle List.

Read the article, and respondto the following:

  1. Provide an APA formatted reference of      the article you selected.You may use the Reference      and Citation Generatorfor assistance.<Enter your response here.>

2. In 25-50 words, indicate the      author’s claim.