Privacy Issues surrounding Social Networking

Judgement Argument (Fact and Value thesis paper)

Step one is to choose a subject.  The problem that you perceive as an author is that people dont agree with what you believe is true and dont concur with your opinion on one of the following subjects.  You will be arguing that the first part of your thesis is true and the opinion in the second part of the thesis is better than your audiences, trying to get the audience to change their minds to agree with your entire thesis.  Choose one of the following subjects to create a fact and aesthetic, or moral, based evaluation.


Genetic Modification                                    Corona Virus                                  Student loan forgiveness

Social Networking                                        Drug legalization                            Immigration

United States relationship with other countries   


Step two is to construct the thesis.  Choose a problem in the topic you have chosen and decide what you want to say about it.  The thesis sentence needs to be written like this template:  Quantitative statement and value statement (e.g.  Censoring the internet will not reduce the amount of hate crimes as a result of cyber bullying and is unethical.  The paper would then examine the amount of hate crimes as a result of cyber bullying [quantitative research] and then define the word unethical and match censorship to it [value statements]).  Write the quantitative statement piece first and then choose your value word(s) for the second part of the thesis.  I want you to use an opinion word which is very vague and can be defined a number of ways during your paper.  This will hopefully give you more freedom to play with definition methods.  You may use words from my value word list used for the Evaluation paper.

Once you construct your thesis, step three is to write the pro body. Find three pieces of quality research to support the beginning, quantitative section of the thesis. In the next part of the pro body, you need to define your value word using at least two definition methods.  Other pro research may also be used in any section of the pro body.

For step four, you need a con argument containing one piece of research that disagrees with your thesis.  Choose at least two points you disagree with and refute them.  You have four pieces of research at this point.  Try to get most of your research from the CWU library, either the stacks or from the databases CWU subscribes to.  If you cannot find what you need from the Library, then move to alternate research sources.

The paper needs standard introduction and conclusion sections and a Works Cited page.

The paper length should be around five-seven pages, typed and double spaced. We will submit a rough draft on May 7.  You will peer review each other’s papers over the weekend and resubmit a final draft sometime on May 10.