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This unit, you will once again enter a conversation. Your job in this discussion threads is to outline and define the conversation begun by the three assigned readings. Our discussions unit should help you gather your thoughts for your essay due on Sunday.
In this discussion, let’s read rhetorically to understand the central claims, supporting arguments, and persuasive strategies of the authors. Anticipating this unit’s essay assignment, let’s also attempt to outline
In your initial post in this thread this unit, choose 1 of the assigned articles to analyze, using all of the questions below. Answer each questions in 2-4 sentences or so.
Assigned Readings Chapter 17:
Carol Dweck From Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Margaret Talbot From Brain Grain: The Underground World of “Neuroenhancing” Drugs
Mary Aiken “Designed to Addict”
In your responses, make sure to fully answer each question, citing specific moments in the texts to support your answers. For all references, use an appropriate form of documentation (MLA, APA, or another standard style discussed in Easy Writer).