Freedom of religion ACT of 2017 (H.R. 852)
The second writing assignment is a 3-4-page (typed, double-spaced) advocacy editorial. This is not a position paper, nor is it a social commentary. Your purpose is to advocate for a change of a pragmatic nature on a specific and current issue concerning a current bill other than the one chosen for the letter to the representative. Neither assignment can be on a resolution. Leave the arguments for world peace to the Miss America contestants. The second writing assignment must be on a different bill than the first.
Your audience consists of those voters who are unconcerned, uncommitted or stand against your proposal. It is your task to find a middle ground and convince them to support your position using facts and arguments. This assignment is not “preaching to the choir,” e.g., arguing to NRA members on why they should be able to keep their guns.
It is highly recommended that students turn in an informal proposal or a rough draft of the editorial early in the course (during office hours) for feedback. Arguments and facts that will be used should be presented in outline form. The purpose of the editorial is to be persuasive. Selected editorials will be chosen and discussed in class.
Note that all writing assignments will be expected to be free of grammatical and spelling errors. It is essential that they be proofread. Failure to turn in a polished assignment will result in a significantly lower grade. A formal bibliography is not required. However, the instructor reserves the right to require any students to submit hard copies of all sources used for the assignment. Failure to comply with this directive will result in a failing grade. Students must provide two copies of their assignments, one of which will be returned. If you had a friend who took this class, do not bother to turn in one of their copies. I already have one. No rewrites will be accepted. More details and guidance on these assignments will be given in class.
this is basically the bill im supporting..