How can your position meet the needs of your audience
INFORMATION NEED IT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW: “The paper I have to right is about death penalty and my position is to abolish the death penalty, all the questions have to be respond taking my position.”
“Self-Evaluation #1. Part A.” Please respond to the following: After you have started writing the draft of your final paper, review it to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Respond to the following questions, as specifically as you can:
1. What is your topic (notice: your ‘topic’ is not the same thing as your ‘position’; your topic can be summarized in one word or in a short phrase; your position needs to be a statement, a complete declarative sentence)? 2. What position are you going to defend in your paper? 3. What “evidence” can you offer to support your claim/position? (‘Evidence’ refers to what you are going to use as premises in your arguments. Describe that evidence briefly; summarize it. You don’t need to formulate arguments yet; you’ll do so next week.) Where did you find that evidence (what are your sources)? Have you conducted a survey on your topic? What results have you received? (Doing a survey is optional; it maybe helpful, however, to ask other people their opinion. It may help with coming up with your arguments.)
“Self-Evaluation #1”. Part B.
After you have started writing the draft of your final paper, review it to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Respond to the following questions, as specifically as you can:
(1) Who is your intended audience? (Do not think of your instructor as your audience. Rather, your audience should be all the people who do not agree with your position. Describe who those people are.) (2) What is the purpose of your paper? What do you want the audience to think? Remember that an argumentative paper wants to show to your opponent (and this means, to your audience) that there are strong arguments in support of your position that any reasonable person should acknowledge (although, not every rational person will agree with you, no matter how strong your arguments are). In order to answer this question, please make sure to re-read chapter 11 on Persuasive Thinking and review your discussion post from Week 7. You should have a clear understanding on what root elements are in order to correctly identify root elements of your opponent and then show that your position can better meet those needs/values that your opponent wants to defend.