Complete this week’s “The Graduate”
scenario. You will notice that there are multiple arguments presented
to influence your perspective on the issue confronted in the scenario.
You confront arguments every day. In our digital age, however, they do
not merely happen in face to face gatherings. Media and social media are
often used to convey arguments. View the examples provided in “The
Graduate Scenario” activity as well as those presented in this week’s
required multimedia resources to see what arguments in the media may
look like. Then, on your own, find an example of an argument from a
media source. Within the course of your posts this week, make sure to do
all of the following:
Include a link or bibliographical information for the source in your discussion post.
Determine the issue that is being discussed and the conclusion that is drawn on that issue.
Explain the reasons that are given for that conclusion in the example that you identify.
Finally, explain whether or not you were convinced by the
argument. If you were convinced, explain why you found the argument
strong or sound. If you were not convinced, explain why you found the
argument weak and lacking.
must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week
and your posts must total at least 600 words as you address the
questions noted above. Your first post must be completed by Day 3
(Thursday) and the remainder of your posts must be completed by Day 7
(Monday). You must answer all aspects of the prompt at some point
during the week. Also, be sure to reply to your classmates and
instructor. Try to attempt to take the conversation further by
examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the
posts that they make to you. Keep the discussion on target and try to
analyze things in as much detail as you can.
Guided Response: Review your classmates’ posts. As you
respond to one another, view the sources that your classmates chose to
discuss. If you see reasons supporting the argument that have been
overlooked, add those reasons to your discussion response. If you think
that there is a different conclusion that is being presented than what
your classmate described, provide that alternate conclusion. You might
also consider responding to the argument that is made and supporting
your responses with evidence and logical reasoning. Use evidence drawn
from other sources to support your claims.
For further instruction about how to address discussion prompts in the
new format, please view the key terms and Discussion Videos visible on
the right in Week 1 Discussion 1.