• October 7th, 2017

English 100

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Word count is not as important for this initial discussion post as following the instructions is. This post is designed to assist you in prewriting and organizing your thoughts for your argument essay. Number each step and provide your responses directly after each number, labeled as shown below. Compose an initial post regarding the following prompt:

1. Identify whether you support, refute, or complicate the claim in the assignment prompt. To support the claim would mean that you agree with it. To refute the claim would mean that you are adamantly opposed to it. To complicate the claim would mean that you are conditionally in favor of it.

2. Be sure that you have three reasons to support your claim. They should each be strong enough to support a 6-8 sentence body paragraph.

3. State your thesis statement, formatted as shown in the course materials. (A simple formula to follow is: The main idea is A because 1, 2, and 3. Another formula is: Even though A, the main idea is B because 1, 2, and 3.)

4. Locate one quote, summary, or paraphrase to support each of the three reasons. You may use the article, the videos listed, or other credible sources you have evaluated carefully. (Be sure to use the MEAL plan when creating your paragraphs in the rough draft).

5. Offer a preliminary ending for your conclusion, such as a question, prediction, or call to action.

The prompt is “In an argumentative essay, support, refute, or complicate the claim that the surveillance of consumers by retail anthropologists is manipulative and unethical.”

In your responses to at least two other students’ initial posts, comment regarding the other students’ argumentative ideas and structure and offer any positively-phrased constructive criticism that you find appropriate. Feel free to quote a small portion (1-3 sentences) of the student’s post and comment on that. You are welcome to address external sources, as long as they are credible, and you must cite them as per MLA formatting. It is also a good idea to ask your fellow students questions to lead to further communication on the discussion boards.

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