ENGL147 Advanced English Composition
Week 1 Discussion
Part 1: Research & Review
Please review the Point: Vaccines Save Lives, an example of a pro article.
Note: The article was pulled from our Chamberlain library's Points of View Reference Center database. This resource is highly recommended, as it presents many of the topics in the General Education Healthcare field that may be applicable this term. To access the resource from our library website, choose "Databases" on the homepage, and scroll down to "Points of View." Click "Go." Scroll down to Health and Medicine. You will see a large list of potential topics ranging from Allergies in Schools to Vegetarianism. When you click on a topic (Vaccines, for example), you will see an overview of the topic, as well as points, counterpoints, and a guide to critical analysis.
To develop your ideas about a selected topic, conduct an online search to find a recent pro article on your topic. The goal is to find an article that takes a clear pro position. Include the following in your post:
Name of the article
Brief summary of the article.
The article can be an online source from credible websites or academic resources. It must be cited in APA format. For pointers on APA citations, please refer to the Chamberlain Library's Citation and Writing Assistance website (noted in the Required Resources).
Part 2: Application
For the second part of the initial post, address the following:
Discuss which of the topic generation methods from this week's lecture worked best for you and why (or did you use an alternate approach?).
How will you remain objective about your topic?
Who is your audience?
Based on the topic development completed so far, brainstorm 3 potential pros for your topic choice.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Strive to provide constructive criticism that will help your fellow students develop their own topics by asking questions, pointing to additional research, or providing professional and personal examples. Help your fellow peers to brainstorm potential pros for their topics. Since many of the topics we will deal with in this course are controversial, a respectful, professional tone is expected.