Please read the instructions below for information on how to
participate in this discussion. Please make sure to read the
instructions thoroughly as not all Discussion Questions will have the
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revisit the Practice Activities located in the Weekly Overview.
Before participating in this discussion, please make sure you have completed the readings and have comprehensively analyzed “The Raise” interactive scenario to ensure you can fully address the prompt.
In “The Raise” scenario, you were asked to construct arguments in favor
of getting a raise. Using the knowledge you gained from the “The Raise”
scenario, pick something that you are passionate about and create an
argument, either inductive or deductive, to present your strongest
position on that issue. Present your argument in premise-conclusion
form. View the following human rights videos listed under this week’s
Focus your analysis on a specific contemporary human rights issue. You
can use an issue from these videos or use what you learn in these videos
to address another specific issue that is of interest to you.
Use the “Steps for Evaluating an Argument
template to help you structure your response. After you have completed
the argument template, you will then be able to use that template to
write out a narrative response in which you cover all the elements that
were included in the argument template.
You 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.