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why Marijuana Should be legal

Armentano, Paul. “Marijuana Use Does Not Cause Significant Brain Damage.”

Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection

, Gale, 2021.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

, link.gale.com/apps/doc/SMQNEE655314100/OVIC?u=lincclin_vcc&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=7774cedf. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021. Originally published as “Latest Science Debunks Claim That Marijuana Significantly Harms Brain,”

Truthout

, 20 Mar. 2019

National Review Editorial Board. “The Federal Government Should       Decriminalize Marijuana.”

Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection

, Gale, 2021.

Gale In Context: Opposing        Viewpoints

, link.gale.com/apps/doc/DWLMNY703099788/OVIC?   u=lincclin_vcc&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=d4d27f91. Accessed 24 Oct.      2021. Originally published as “Yes, the Feds Should Decriminalize      Marijuana,”

National Review

, 7 Dec. 2020.

“It’s time to end the nation’s failed war on marijuana.”

CNN Wire

, 4 Dec.               2020, p. NA.

Gale In Context: Opposing                                                        Viewpoints

, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A643752242/OVIC?           u=lincclin_vcc&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=c7ca165a. Accessed 24 Oct.      2021.

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< Important Stuff to Remember for Yo... Important DIUII W Remember About your Research Essay: 1. You will revise your position essay into a research essay by integrating quotes and paraphrases into it from outside sources. 2. You should have a minimum of three sources. Each of these sources must come from Valencia's databases. (I highly recommend using Opposing Viewpoints, Points of View, and Newsstand.) Also, each source must be listed on the Works Cited page using proper MLA guidelines. 3. You should have a minimum of six quotes or citations. Each quote or paraphrase must be taken from one of your chosen sources. Also, each quote or paraphrase must be in the proper MLA format for in-text citations. 4. Your essay should be between 1,000-1,200 words. Of course, you are revising you position essay into a research paper by adding quotes and paraphrases, so you already have a minimum of 800 words before you even begin. 5. The entire essay should be in MLA format. In other words, do not include a cover page, an abstract, photos, or nonstandard fonts. 6. You must submit your essay as an MSWord attachment. Any other format will not be accepted. 7. Your research essay will be checked for plagiarism. Please do not be tempted into copying an essay or sections of an essay from somewhere else. If you have uncredited passages from outside sources, voucauld cat"an this accou! < Previous Next → 1 OOO DOO Dashboard Calendar To Do Notifications Inbox 12:53 Student georgebrown.ca EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Hooks and Attention Grabbers GEORGE BROWA Tutoring & Learning Centre The first sentence of your introduction is the first chance a writer has to capture the attention of the reader. Some people call this a "hook" because it captures a reader's attention with interesting statements and ideas just like a fisherman will use a shiny lure to get a fish on his or her hook. Just like a fisherman considers the kind of fish he wants to catch before he chooses a hook. It is important to consider who your reader or audience is before you decide which type of attention grabber you will use for your essay. Once you have an interesting opening for your introduction, you should be able to introduce your topic then lead your reader gradually towards your main point - your thesis. Take a look at this example introduction paragraph: Attention grabber How can a writer expect to get a reader's attention without a good hook? The first sentence of an essay is often overlooked by writers, but readers depend on it to set the tone for the whole essay Writing a good hook isn't always easy, but it is an important skill to learn if you want to write effectively. Background information Introduction Thesis There are several different ways to grab the attention of your reader: 1. A definition: While dictionary definitions are ok, most people find them to be quite dry. Try to paraphrase, or write your own unique take on a definition whenever you can. "When we intentionally make false statements, we lie. Lies are regarded as sins, vices, transgressions, and immoral offences." "Business is more than just an exchange of funds for services or goods." 2. A quotation or paraphrase: If you use a quote, make sure that it is relevant to your topic, background information or your thesis in some way. Avoid over-used quotes or clichés, or if you must, try to put your own original spin on an old cliché. “The playwright George Bernard Shaw provided us with the memorable definition 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.' The film director Woody Allen took the definition one step further: 'Those who can't teach, teach gym!" "Everyone has heard the old saying “Time flies," but I never expected the truth to be so literal ©Tutoring and Learning Centre, George Brown College 2014 www.georgebrown.ca/tlc EDOCATIONAL RESOURCES GEORGE Hooks and Attention Grabbers CRRCE Tutoring & BROWN Learning Centre 3. A little known or striking fact: Try to surprise and impress your reader with an interesting fact related to your topic. If it is a commonly known fact, people won't be as interested in learning more. Don't forget to cite your research! "A cockroach can carry more than 40 different pathogens that could spread to humans." "Of about 3 million youth that are injured every year playing sports or participating in recreational activities, only 25% are treated in hospital emergency rooms." 4. A statement of opinion that you intend to challenge: No one can resist a bit of fair and healthy conflict. you can challenge the reader's understanding of the world without alienating their beliefs or values, you have a good chance of getting their attention quickly. Canadian cinta three midths about their count, 12:53 Student georgebrown.ca always easy, but it is an important skill to learn if you want to write effectively. Thesis There are several different ways to grab the attention of your reader: 1. A definition: While dictionary definitions are ok, most people find them to be quite dry. Try to paraphrase, or write your own unique take on a definition whenever you can. "When we intentionally make false statements, we lie. Lies are regarded as sins, vices, transgressions, and immoral offences." "Business is more than just an exchange of funds for services or goods." 2. A quotation or paraphrase: If you use a quote, make sure that it is relevant to your topic, background information or your thesis in some way. Avoid over-used quotes or clichés, or if you must, try to put your own original spin on an old cliché. “The playwright George Bernard Shaw provided us with the memorable definition 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.' The film director Woody Allen took the definition one step further: 'Those who can't teach, teach gym!" "Everyone has heard the old saying "Time flies," but I never expected the truth to be so literal. ©Tutoring and Learning Centre, George Brown College 2014 www.georgebrown.ca/tlc EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES GEORGE Hooks and Attention Grabbers BROWN Tutoring & Learning Centre 3. A little known or striking fact: Try to surprise and impress your reader with an interesting fact related to your topic. If it is a commonly known fact, people won't be as interested in learning more. Don't forget to cite your research! "A cockroach can carry more than 40 different pathogens that could spread to humans." "Of about 3 million youth that are injured every year playing sports or participating in recreational activities, only 25% are treated in hospital emergency rooms." 4. A statement of opinion that you intend to challenge: No one can resist a bit of fair and healthy conflict. If you can challenge the reader's understanding of the world without alienating their beliefs or values, you have a good chance of getting their attention quickly. "Canadians cling to three myths about their country." "Most people think that writing is something that only those with a born talent can ever do well." 5. An interesting incident or anecdote related to your subject: If you have observed or experienced something personally that can demonstrate why the topic interests you, then your reader will likely be interested as well. "At the supermarket where I work as a cashier, 1 classify my customers according to how they relate to me." "I am Korean-Canadian; but the hyphen often snaps in two, obliging me to choose to act as either a Korean or a Canadian, depending on where I am and who I am with" 6. An explanation of why the topic is worth writing/reading about. Not every essay needs to start like a Dickens novel. Sometimes a general statement that pinpoints the key issue, fact, or observation that led you to choose your topic in the first place can interest the reader as well. "Students face all kinds of problems when they start college. Some students struggle with..." "Students don't always remember what they were told at orientation." 7. A question that will be answered by your thesis, or will catch the reader's attention and lead toward your thesis topic: Questions can immediately garner attention as long as the answer isn't immediately obvious or too obscure. "Have you ever stayed up all night to study for an exam, only to sleep through your exam the next morning?" "Why shouldn't everyone have access to free dental care?" Still having trouble with attention grabbers? Try to think of what you find most interesting about the topic you are writing about and communicate that to your reader in a sentence or two. Tutoring and Learning Centre, George Brown College 2014 www.georgebrown.ca/tlc 12:55 < Writing Effective Introductions 202210 Freshman Comp I ENC-1101-15042 Second, review the two-page handout, Hooks and Attention Grabbers for ideas on how to begin your essay. While I want you to follow the guidelines from both the video and the handout, I do want need to make an important adjustment from what they both suggest: Do not use first- person or second-person voice in your introduction or anywhere in your essay. Since this is an argumentative essay, you want the reader to see your argument as credible and objective. Therefore, you should only use third-person voice. (For a quick explanation of what these mean, review First, Second, and Third Person Voice.) No (First-Person): "I believe legalizing the recreational use of marijuana will be harmful to our country." No (Second-Person): "You should agree that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana will be harmful to our country." Yes (Third-Person): "Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana will be harmful to our country." < Previous Next → 1 OOO DOO Dashboard Calendar To Do Notifications Inbox 12:55 < Writing Effective Introductions 202210 Freshman Comp I ENC-1101-15042 No (First-Person): "I believe legalizing the recreational use of marijuana will be harmful to our country." No (Second-person): "You should agree that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana will be harmful to our country." Yes (Third-Person): "Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana will be harmful to our country." Third, review the following sample student essays and observe how they constructed their introductions. Notice how each used hooks to find common ground with the reader: Student Sample 1; Student Sample 2. Fourth, draft your introduction using the guidelines suggested above. (Remember that while introductions vary in not only style but word length, your should be at least 200 words.) < Previous Next → 1 OOO DOO Dashboard Calendar To Do Notifications Inbox Purchase answer to see full attachment

  
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