Week 5 Forum: Issues Facing the International Community Essay Discussion
There are two parts to this forum.
First, choose one (1) of the essays from the “Issues Facing the International Community” listed in the “Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. Then, let
the reader know why you chose this particular essay. Does this essay discuss an issue that is facing you currently? Next, discuss whether or not your essay is peer-
reviewed. How do you know? State the claim of the essay. Then, discuss how the author proves this claim. Is the author using the Toulmin method? Use complete
sentences, give citations to back up your points, and create a final works cited citation for this essay.
After completing the first section, consider the following. During week five, you created an argument using the Toulmin model. Have you used this style of
argumentation before in your studies or career (either verbally or in past writing assignments/projects)? Will you use it in the future? Why or why not?
In your response to your classmates, find a student who wrote about a different essay from the “Issues Facing the International Community” list, and comment on your
classmate’s discussion of his/her chosen essay. Do you agree with his or her analysis of this essay? Why? The why is key – please post a rich response to your
classmate. You may also respond to your classmate’s discussion of the Toulmin argumentation model.