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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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Welcome to the ENGL 155 Lib Guide!

Welcome! My name is Dave Patterson, one of your librarians here at College of Marin.  The  resources in this LibGuide will help get you started on your Major Paper #3: Dialectical Argumentation. Here is an excerpt from the assignment:

Choose one of the following debates and motions from the Intelligence Squared debates:

Debate #1 Motion: The constitutional right to bear arms has outlived its usefulness.

Debate #2 Motion: Policing is racially biased.

Debate #3 Motion: Give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

Write a 1,500- to 2,000-word dialectical argument (about five to seven pages in MLA style not including a works cited page) for or against the motion. Use the Rogerian strategy and address at least three counterarguments with refutations and/or concessions.

Integrate textual evidence from at least five credible sources to support your argument, at least two of which must come from the COM Library’s print or electronic resources. You may use the debate video or website as one of your sources. If you use online sources, be sure they pass the CRAAP test for your audience.

Student Learning Outcomes

 Our learning outcomes or goals for this library orientation include learning how to:

  • Locate information in the Library Databases and Catalog
  • Evaluate Resources using the CRAAP Test
  • Apply advanced tips when using Google

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