Read the following sections in CEL Ch. 9, “Responding to Arguments,” in preparation for this assignment:
You are focusing in this unit on learning how to make your ideas for research and writing stand out. You are also listening for what others are already writing and saying about the issue you have chosen to explore. In the process of investigating the existing “conversation” about your chosen issue, one important skill to practice is noticing and analyzing how and why people offer different perspectives on the same basic topic or issue. For this activity, you will compare several arguments and look for the different claims, reasons, and support that the writers use to develop their ideas.
As you read over the three “Readings” in Ch. 9, you will notice that each of the readings is broadly concerned with the topic of “education.” For this activity, use the questions below to compare the different ways the three writers define and explore issues within the broad topics of education.
Use the questions above to guide you as you write a response of at least 200 words in 1-2 full, coherent paragraphs. Note: you do not have to answer each of these questions word for word in your paragraph(s), but your response overall should show that you have read and considered all of the questions above. Submit your response to this assignment.