Writing Final - why does it matter

Writing Final - why does it matter - WHY DOES IT MATTER...

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WHY DOES IT MATTER? BRIEF DESCRIPTION: You are the expert now. You know how to use scientific evidence to support an idea. Your task for our end-of-term paper is to read research, make a claim, then use scientific evidence to prove that your claim is righteous, pure, true, just, and why it matters. Here are some examples of a few claims to get you thinking: Liquor stores should be banned from within one mile of college campuses. The obesity crisis is the worst epidemic since the Plague. Violent video games will cause the decline of western civilization as we know it. The U.S. Veterans Administration should double the money they spend on PTSD. Could we use psychological research to argue that binge drinking contributes to students failing out of college and that we should ban liquor stores near college campuses? I bet we could. Might we also use psychological research to argue that violent video games result in increased aggression and that increased aggression erodes our shared values? Yup, we can argue this too. Say something provocative,
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  • Summer '09
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