Begin by choosing a paper topic from your own field of study or future career (or, if you prefer, you may select one from the ). You may want to refer to the from the Writing Center for support. When choosing a topic, pick a controversial question that meets the following criteria:
You will use this topic through the rest of this course for the Week 2 Creating a Sound Argument Workshop assignment, the Week 3 Scholarly Arguments on Both Sides assignment, and the Week 5 Fair-Minded Reasoning final paper (though there is no penalty for changing your topic, should you feel the need to do so). Review the for examples of topic ideas.
Your instructor will choose the discussion question and post it as the first post in the discussion forum. In your initial post, address all the elements in the prompt.