which is available to support the development of your writing skills.

Persuasive Essay: Topic and Audience Worksheet
If you did not take UNV 104 or if you would like to review the writing concepts introduced in UNV 104, it is suggested that you view a media piece entitled, “The Writing Process,” which is available to support the development of your writing skills. For this Topic, focus on the “Planning and Getting Started?” section of the media piece.

Part 1: Select a Topic
Choose a topic for your Persuasive Essay from the list below. If you would like to write about a topic that is not on the list, contact your instructor via email to request approval.

· Gun control
· Legalization of marijuana
· Abortion
· Euthanasia
· Banning books (censorship)
· Mandatory military service
· Separation of church and state
· Charter schools
· Same-sex marriage
· Flag burning (Does someone have the right to burn the flag of the country? Who gives them that right?)
· Death penalty
· War
· Prostitution

1) What is the topic you have chosen for your persuasive essay?

2) Begin thinking about the different issues associated with the topic you have selected, narrow your focus, and take a pro or con position for the subject of your essay. Present a simple statement of your position here.

Section II: Identify your Audience
Answer the following questions regarding the audience for your essay.
1) Who do you intend to read your essay?

2) Are there clues in this particular assignment about who your audience is?

3) Do you have more than one audience? If so, how many do you have? List them.

4) What is the appropriate way to address this audience (professional, familial, friendly)? Why?

5) What about your topic is important to your audience? What about your topic is not important to your audience
( 2nd paper) Assignment What Is Critical Thinking? Essay Question

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Due Date: Mar 01, 2015 23:59:59 Max Points: 60


Find three sources that discuss critical thinking. One source should be from the assigned and/or optional readings, and the other two should be found through your own research. Read the three sources, and consider how they define critical thinking.

In 300-500 words, explain your own personal definition of critical thinking. Keep
the following guidelines in mind:

Select a direct quote from one of your resources to include in your explanation.
A reference page that documents the three sources you found (and any other resources you used) is required. Remember, all outside sources must be cited both in-text and on your reference page.
The articles you found in your research may influence your definition, but your own ideas should be evident. In other words, your process should be: a) Read some definitions and descriptions of critical thinking; b) Comprehend or digest the information; and c) Write your own definition of critical thinking.

(Note: Do not simply reword the definitions you read. Consider a new way to explain what you understand critical thinking to be.)

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric that can be viewed at the assignment’s drop box. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, you should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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