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Assignment 1.1: **** Part I Prewriting Conflicting Viewpoints Essay on “ Gun Control” *** ****The assignment is divided into two (2) parts. In Part I of the assignment you will first read a book...

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Assignment 1.1:

**** Part I Prewriting Conflicting Viewpoints Essay on “ Gun Control”***

****The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.
In Part I of the assignment you will first read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes: "The Believing Game and How to Make Conflicting Opinions More Fruitful" by Peter Elbow. Next, you will review the Procon.org Website in order to gather information. Then, you will engage in prewriting to examine your thoughts.

****Part I -Prewriting:Follow the instructions below for this prewriting activity. Use complete sentences and adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

1. Select one (1) of the approved topics from thewww.procon.orgWebsite and state your position on the issue.

2. From the Procon.org Website, identify three (3) premises (reasons) listed under either the Pro or Con section - whichever sectionopposesyour position.

3. Foreachof the three (3) premises (reasons) thatopposeyour position on the issue, answer these "believing" questions suggested by Elbow:

a. What's interesting or helpful about this view?

b. What would I notice if I believed this view?

c. In what sense or under what conditions might this idea be true?"

*******In Part II of the assignment you will write an essay geared towards synthesizing your ideas.

Write Conflicting Viewpoint Essay using the information from the same Subject “Gun Control”

**The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.
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Tanaya answered on Aug 01 2021
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Title: College Essay Assignment 1.1
Contents
Part I: Prewriting Conflicting Viewpoints Essay on “Gun Control”    3
Question 1:    3
Question 2:    3
Question 3    3
a.    3
.    4
c.    4
Part II: Writing Conflicting Viewpoint Essay Using Information from “Gun Control”    4
Works Cited    6
Part I: Prewriting Conflicting Viewpoints Essay on “Gun Control”
Question 1:
The topic selected is the gun issue in America. According to the article it was observed that around 74% of the American, male owns gun of which 48% of them utilize the gun for protection and 32% for hunting. However, in my opinion, in spite of the presence of laws for gun control, often owning a gun leads to crimes that can be intentional or unintentional. It is important that the laws are more stringent with a strict background checks for the gun owner.
Question 2:
The three premises, which have been portrayed in the ProCon website related to the negative impact of owning gun includes lack of adequate background checks of the gun owner, increase in the number of deaths due to gun possession and increase in the infringements in the gun control laws.
Question 3
a. One of the interesting aspects that has been portrayed by the gun control laws is that the use of gun is often not utilized as a protection or self-defense. Probably this is the very reason that has resulted in the increase in the number of the violent crimes in American in between the year 2007 to 2011. Only 0.79% were observed to protect themselves with the firearms they...
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