Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Welcome to our class blog. I look forward to reading your comments, which you will post after I have posed a question or invited your inquiries about a particular class topic or a paper subject. Here are some ideas for you to mull over and perhaps respond to. As a class we will read many essays that deal with "hot-button" issues in America, among them race, gender, immigration, and education. We will look at the ways in which writers have crafted argumentative essays to engage with these broad topics. Which of these HUGE topics is most interesting or important to you, as it pertains to present-day life in America, and why? What particular element of this topic interests you and why?