Composition Assignment

EssayВ #4 – PersuasiveВ Writing – RogerianВ ModelВ

Essay #4 is a take home essay that looks at Science and Technology.  This section trains students how to persuade audiences to adhere to a given position through consensus building.  Students need to write an essay that follows a Rogerian Model,  which emphasizes the need to find a common ground.   More specifically,  it trains students to identify specific biases and action statements to convince an audience to follow a specific position.  You will need to identify an issue that focuses on science and technology and develop an argument that presents a mediated solution.   In addition,  you need to use one of the following articles as a source.  *These articles are available online or print.  •

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" TheВ WaysВ WeВ Lie" В

" Sex, В Drugs, В Disasters, В andВ theВ ExtinctionВ ofВ Dinosaurs” " OurВ VanishingВ Night”В

" TheВ ObligationВ toВ Endure”В

DavidВ Quammen'sВ " WasВ DarwinВ Wrong? ”*В В

LevittВ andВ Dubner'sВ " Freakonomics: В TheВ HiddenВ SideВ ofВ Everything”*В PierreВ Haski'sВ " ElectronicВ Corpses”*В

PaulВ Davies'В " HowВ toВ BuildВ aВ TimeВ Machine”*В

Essentially, В youВ needВ toВ writeВ aВ MLAВ formattedВ essayВ withВ aВ minimumВ ofВ threeВ fullВ pagesВ thatВ looksВ atВ scienceВ andВ technologyВ asВ aВ whole. В YouВ mayВ alsoВ useВ additionalВ sourcesВ toВ helpВ youВ developВ yourВ essay; В however , В forВ eachВ sourceВ thatВ youВ useВ inВ theВ essay, В youВ willВ needВ toВ writeВ aВ shortВ halfВ pageВ argumentВ analysisВ andВ aВ copyВ ofВ theВ article. В В

HereВ areВ someВ additionalВ sourcesВ toВ helpВ youВ withВ yourВ essay. В В RogerianВ Model: В

http://writingcommons.org/genres/academic‐writing/rogerian‐argumentВ http://utminers.utep.edu/kmooy/rogerian.htmВ

GeneralВ Science/TechnologyВ Topics: В

ConnectionsВ orВ TheВ DayВ theВ UniverseВ ChangedВ byВ JamesВ BurkeВ (availableВ throughВ YouTube)В http://www.scientificamerican.comВ

NovaВ atВ PBS. orgВ В

MasterВ ListВ ofВ ScienceВ andВ TechonlogyВ Journals: В

http://ip‐science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/В...

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