Start by reading and following these instructions:
1. Quickly skim the questions or assignments below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.
2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.
3. Consider the discussion and any insights you gained from it.
4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.
Find a letter to the editor in the New York Times, LA Times, or Wall Street Journal. Use the Toulmin Argument to analyze the letter. Suggest revisions and offer additional evidence
Perform the exercise on page 169 of the textbook that centers on Factcheck.org. In addition to the activity, be sure to explain why you chose the topic you did and whether what you believed to be accurate about that topic turned out to be proven true or false.
Create a list of 3 commonly believed conspiracy theories. Following the examples on page 172 of the textbook, create three versions of each claim in which each version offers more information to help readers judge the merit of the claim.
Write an argument of definition about a term that has suddenly become culturally significant or recently changed in some important way. Either defend the way the term has come to be defined or raise questions about its appropriateness, offensiveness, inaccuracy, and so on.