Good writers spend time practicing exploratory thinking about a topic before arriving at a thesis.
In preparation for this journal entry, please review the following persuasive essay topic choices:
Consider media censorship, particularly for the radio and primetime TV. Do you think that it is necessary or justified? Are there times when censorship goes over the top? Or do you think current censorship policies are not enough?
For Journal #3, you are expected to begin your consideration of the topic by using sources in the Opposing Viewpoints Database to contemplate the complexity of the issue, entertain multiple perspectives, and examine new ideas while you allow your thinking on the issue to evolve. You will then respond to the following journal questions:
What topic do you choose? What is your thesis statement? What is your position on the topic? Include 2–3 points to support your position. Identify at least two sources that you will use to support the points. What is at least one opposing viewpoint? Include 2–3 points to refute the opposing position. Identify at least one source that you will use to support the points.