I have to agree with my two classmates who have posted before me. While I will do my best on this assignment because it was indeed assigned. It has been almost impossible for me to do any research on this topic. I feel that this topic has little to no significance in most of our lives and because of that it doesn't peak most peoples interests. More than one person has posted about their troubles with research and I am just another. I have sat down multiple times and have tried to read the articles on the websites, and I have been extremely unsuccessful. I think that if the topic assigned pertained to OUR lives (even if it was a blanket topic), it would be easier to research, pick a side and write a paper about out decision. Now I will try to argue logically about a change of subject.
Claim: This Paper should have a topic change, or be thrown-out
Stated Reason: Because most people in the class have no personally appeal ,therefore lacking pathos for this topic, and won'd do their best work.
Evidence: Multiple people have posted about their displeasure for this topic on the class blog, and others have talked with me personally about a dislike for this topic. Many people have had trouble getting started because this doesn't pertain to their lives and therefore they have had trouble researching.
Warrant: Students will do poorly on this assignment because they have no interest.
Backing: Students who have dis-interest in a topic will do worse on the paper, and have less of a love for the class during the time of writing, because they are dreading the final paper for a boring topic.
While I know that my post, will probably not do much to change the assignment, I hope it is read by Maggie and atleast I get some feed back on my arguement.