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COM156 / COM 156 / Week 4 DQs

COM156 / COM 156 / Week 4 DQs

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Discussion Questions
• To make supporting points it is important that one finds relevant, accurate, and
reliable sources. What should you consider when looking for helpful sources? What
are some red flags that indicate you should avoid a particular source?
• Review Ch. 21 to learn about finding and using sources. What types of sources will
you use to help support your topic sentences? Why do you believe they are effective
choices to support your point of view?
• After completing the skill and drill this week, identify three essential steps that a writer
might take to choose accurate sources.
• How might you determine what is fact and what is opinion? Does the opinion of an
expert in the field carry more weight than the opinion of someone that is not? Explain
why or why not. Find one factual article online about popular music. Find an opinionbased
article about popular music.
• One common mistake made in a persuasive paper is taking one side to the extent
that the writing becomes biased. How does a persuasive essay differ from a biased
essay?
Discussion Questions
• To make supporting points it is important that one finds relevant, accurate, and
reliable sources. What should you consider when looking for helpful sources? What
are some red flags that indicate you should avoid a particular source?
• Review Ch. 21 to learn about finding and using sources. What types of sources will
you use to help support your topic sentences? Why do you believe they are effective
choices to support your point of view?
• After completing the skill and drill this week, identify three essential steps that a writer
might take to choose accurate sources.
• How might you determine what is fact and what is opinion? Does the opinion of an
expert in the field carry more weight than the opinion of someone that is not? Explain
why or why not. Find one factual article online about popular music. Find an opinionbased
article about popular music.
• One common mistake made in a persuasive paper is taking one side to the extent
that the writing becomes biased. How does a persuasive essay differ from a biased
essay?

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DQ #1: To make supporting points it is important that one finds relevant, accurate, and reliable sources.

What should you consider when looking for helpful sources? What are some red flags that indicate you should avoid a particular source?

DQ #2: Review Ch. 21 to learn about finding and using sources. What types of sources will you use to help support your topic sentences? Why do you believe they are effective choices to support your point of view?

As I am deployed.. “I think” or “I believe”. If I was asked to give my opinion on a random topic or subject arbitrarily it would be both unlikely that I would have any facts to support my point of view or that I would have much knowledge about the topic or subject at hand. You must look and try to identify key points When trying to determine if something is a opinion or a fact before drawing a final conclusion. When you are not looking at an opinion. what is being said will often be cited – the article or website where the information is obtained will be mentioned. An ideal personal experience I'd like to find is one from an American who has experienced the pitfalls I am writing about first hand. . identify three essential steps that a writer might take to choose accurate sources. The internet is huge help when it comes to sourcing important facts or personal experiences about whatever it is you are writing about.I will only use one type of source to help me support my topic sentences: the internet. Google is a great way to find articles related to the topic I am writing about. I have limited access to sources of information. I consider myself skilled at finding information online so this should not be an issue. I personally would have to trust the expert if I had to choose between an expert and a regular person simply because usually if an expert is writing a paper or article are more likely to have done research and to have found reliable information that supports their opinion. the opinion of a relevant expert is worth more than the opinion of someone who isn't. DQ #3: After completing the skill and drill this week. In my opinion. I will also try to find some personal experiences related to my topic. Find an opinion-based article about popular music. DQ #4: How might you determine what is fact and what is opinion? Does the opinion of an expert in the field carry more weight than the opinion of someone that is not? Explain why or why not. I will be using the search engine Google during my online research. I will need good supporting resources for my paper and the internet has plenty of them if you know where to look. Find one factual article online about popular music. An opinion often starts with “ I feel”. I think that Google is a good way to find what I need because all I have to do is search for the phrase “Why Americans should not have credit cards” and I will instantly find pages and pages of useful information that can serve as a starting point for my research or even alert me to things I had not considered. These three examples are basically telling the readers what the writers is feeling and that is a opinion.

. A biased essay is one that takes a a one-sided approach to an issue. but a persuasive essay makes a well-planned. This persuasion is backed up with reason and example. well reasoned. This is because of the fact that they are maxing out their credit cards and then become unable back pay even the minimum monthly payment demanded by credit card companies. Anyone can state an opinion. This can involve a lot of research and can be time consuming but ultimately leads to a stronger essay. usually with no facts or anything to support it. Americans often seem to struggle with the use of credit cards. Possible thesis In todays society. A biased essay should be approached with skepticism and objectivity as they are often based hearsay and are unreliable. A persuasive essay states an opinion on an issue or topic but uses facts and reliable external sources to back it up and does not rely only on personal opinion. Many Americans get credit cards and then get into debt from which they cannot get out.DQ #5: One common mistake made in a persuasive paper is taking one side to the extent that the writing becomes biased. usually to do or not do something. well structured argument for a point of view as well as examining a counter-argument in order to show why it doesn't hold up. A persuasive essay begins with a cause and tries to persuade its readers to agree. How does a persuasive essay differ from a biased essay? A persuasive essay and a biased essay are two very different types of essay. I think that writing a persuasive essay is much harder than writing a biased essay simply because you have to make sure you can find and cite facts that support whatever case you are trying to make. Americans are often forced and influenced in getting credit cards by a number of groups and companies.

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