From Problem to Persuasion

In your journal, write a fully developed paragraph for each problem (5–8 sentences each) explaining the two sides to the issue (how is it argumentative?); how
you plan to approach the problem in your project (what side are you going to take?); and why you are personally interested in the problem (of all the potential
problems in your field or degree, why did you choose this?). When writing the paragraphs, feel free to express any other thoughts or concerns you may have
about the topic choices.
After exploring the argumentativeness of your problems, take a moment to consider the bigger picture. Then, in one to two paragraphs, briefly reflect on the
importance of persuasion with the potential topic you are most likely to write about. Why is it important that people consider your side with your selected
topic? Who is your audience, and why is it important to convince them that your view on your topic is the better (or more correct) view? Remember to try to be
specific in your entry; this information will help guide you as you work on your project in the coming weeks.