Summarize your proposed role in the presentation. Specify research you will use to support your argument.

  • What is the main idea you plan to communicate? What is your claim?
  • What research supports this claim?
  • What background is critical to include or explain?
  • How does your claim connect with other members of your topic group? (if applicable)

Group Work

  • Work in your proposal groups to discuss the incorporation of your research into your discussion of your theme.
    • Use your freewrite to help get your conversation going, but be sure to reference specific things from your Research Journal!
  • Discuss with your team whether you are interested in putting together a panel presentation, a group presentation, whether you might want to work with someone from the other section, and/or if a solo presentation would be better.
    • I'll join your conversations to help out as you work on this!
    • Keep track of your ideas in a place that is accessible by all members of your group; either post it on one of your wikis or create a googledoc for future additions :)
  • On Monday, I'll have read all your Proposals and will get in contact with you individually about revising them for submission to the FYRC.


  • Read Chapters 8 & 9 of EAA by Monday.
    • You'll have one reading response due on Blackboard by class time Monday.
    • Respond to the following prompts, each in at least a paragraph:
  1. In your own words, define "media spin" and how it plays a role in arguments of fact.
  2. Find and list the link of an example of an infographic online and explain how it is (or isn't) effective.
  3. Explain, using an example, why alternative perspectives are vital to making an argument of definition.
  4. Construct a logical reason to support the claim "An internship is an actual job and should be subject to the minimum wage." (Alternatively, you could construct a reason why it should not be subject to the minimum wage, if you choose.)