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COM156 / COM 156 / Week 2 DQs

COM156 / COM 156 / Week 2 DQs

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Discussion Questions
• Read pp. 290–291 in Ch. 18. Those pages provide an overview of writing that
persuades. Ch. 4 provides ideas for choosing a topic. Based on those ideas and
knowing that your final paper will be a persuasive essay, what topic from Appendix
B will you choose for your paper? Based on the readings from the text this week
identify key points to keep in mind when working on the thesis statement and
introduction of your essay.
• Identify two different points of view for the topic from the list in Appendix B that you
have chosen. Choose the point of view you will use in your paper and explain why
Course Syllabus
COM/156
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you have chosen it.
• Review the information about thesis statements in the Center for Writing Excellence.
Identify your point of view and the point you will prove in your paper. How will your
thesis statement clearly identify your point of view and point to prove?
• Page 112 explains what role an effective introduction should have in a paper. What
aspect of writing an introduction do you anticipate will be a challenge for you?
Explain why.
• Ch. 5 explains how to write an effective thesis statement. Explain two key ideas you
learned in the reading this week which will assist you in writing an effective thesis
statement.
Discussion Questions
• Read pp. 290–291 in Ch. 18. Those pages provide an overview of writing that
persuades. Ch. 4 provides ideas for choosing a topic. Based on those ideas and
knowing that your final paper will be a persuasive essay, what topic from Appendix
B will you choose for your paper? Based on the readings from the text this week
identify key points to keep in mind when working on the thesis statement and
introduction of your essay.
• Identify two different points of view for the topic from the list in Appendix B that you
have chosen. Choose the point of view you will use in your paper and explain why
Course Syllabus
COM/156
13
you have chosen it.
• Review the information about thesis statements in the Center for Writing Excellence.
Identify your point of view and the point you will prove in your paper. How will your
thesis statement clearly identify your point of view and point to prove?
• Page 112 explains what role an effective introduction should have in a paper. What
aspect of writing an introduction do you anticipate will be a challenge for you?
Explain why.
• Ch. 5 explains how to write an effective thesis statement. Explain two key ideas you
learned in the reading this week which will assist you in writing an effective thesis
statement.

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