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The issue is whether college students should be punished for absence and tardiness. punished Issues Can Be About: Issues
a. Facts (factual or descriptive issues) Values Policies a. a. a. Issues about Facts a. These concern whether something is true or These false. false. Examples: Does the car horn prevent traffic accidents? The issue is whether smoking causes lung The cancer? cancer? Think of more examples. 1. 1. 1. 1. Difference between a “topic” and an “issue” “issue”
A topic is the subject A topic becomes an issue when a topic question or a controversy is introduced question So, issues are questions about topics Think of some topics and then convert Think them to issues them b. Issues about Values (descriptive) b. These issues discuss whether something These is good or bad or right or wrong. is Examples: Examples: Is there too much violence on TV? Are college female students smarter than Are college male students? college 1. 1. c. Issues about Policies c. These issues emerge from discussion of These facts and values, and they involve t...
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