Initial Argument Paper
This assignment is not an essay but an exercise that helps build toward your Final Paper for the course. Your task in this assignment is to construct the best argument you can for a position on a controversial topic. Your argument should be your own creation. You may take inspiration from other arguments, but the formulation of the argument you present should be original to you.
Write: In your paper,
All men are mortal.
Socrates is a man.
Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
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The Initial Argument Paper
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