It is fine to use outside sources like the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (see the “Helpful Links” tab on the homepage) when studying philosophers, but when you write your papers don’t directly use material from any source. Close all your books, put them away, and write your essay. Do not quote from sources in your essay. I can tell if you are rewriting a passage, lifting a passage, using something from another source. I want your words, not the words of somebody else. The more you write on your own, without sources, the quicker you will find your own voice and think more critically about the material you study. I would rather get a paper where you are working it out, struggling, than a smooth paper with canned quotes. The Topic is below Discuss the argument in favor of hard determinism. What are the objections to each premise? Which theory, if any, best explains the problem of free will and determinism?