philosophy project

Jun 20th, 2015
Price: $45 USD

Question description

Read the case State v. Ransom (pp.  411-425).------(i will offer the materials)  Consider your verdict.  Prepare a document that expresses your deliberation that justifies your vote of guilty or not guilty.  The goal is not simply a writing assignment but for you to show off your critical thinking skills.  The case is designed to contain numerous types of illicit reasoning on both sides.


  1. Use Judge Schwebel’s Summation and Charge to the Jury as a guide. 
  2. You should include in your account all of the witnesses as well as the Defense attorney and District (State) attorney. 
  3. Identify weaknesses within your own position (thus avoid the appearance giving a Strawman).  For example, if you think the verdict should be guilty, identify weaknesses with your side. 
    • The trick, and this is important, is that you explain why the weaknesses of your position is not enough to consider a change in verdict (thus, you provide both sides – think Chapter 16.
  4. This project has a minimum word count of is a  1.500 words (i.e., 250 words equals 1 page double spaced).  This does not count a title page. 
  5. The more you can directly and conspicuously use terms, notions, ideas from the assigned chapters to support your reasoning the stronger your project.  Failure to do so, will result in failure. 
    • To help insure your success and demonstrate your knowledge, use this shortened form of in-text citation: (Chapter #, page #).
    • You want to demonstrate the use of content from each chapter covered.  The way to indicate that would be through in-text citation
  6. You are free to write the project in any form: a dialogue with other jury members, a speech, an analysis of each individual, an essay….  As long as it is legible, understandable, and fulfills the above requirements.

The project grade is competitive in the following sense.  20% of the students will set the standard for an A.  Grades will then be based on how close a project compares to top projects.  It is, of course, possible, that all students receive an A because all projects demonstrate mastery. 

 It is also possible that everyone fail should it happen that (a) no one submits a project (b) all projects are less that 1,250 words or (c) no project contains a citation reference to demonstrate understanding of the text.  Though possible, with this class the evidence suggests it is quite unlikely.

if you do it well, i will give you more tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Plz,  carefully read the materials ( pp411-425 ).

Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
School: UT Austin

Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students

Review from our student for this Answer

Jun 26th, 2015
"<3 it, thanks for saving me time. "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1828 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors