Monday, December 3, 2007

Designer babies

Read The Future of Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on page 623 of the Language of Composition

Then map out the argument, noting why he arranges the peices of his argument they way he does and how they work together to make for a compelling essay.  For example, he leads with the historical context for the issue of eugenics, choosing to quote from Plato's Republic.   How does leading with the historical context and the references to Plato serve his argument?  What is the rhetorical purpose?

You may find it helpful to look at the beginning of the book to see what arrangment(s) he uses and then review the point of the arrangement(s) in your textbook (13-25).

 Please do this one on paper as I'd like to have you do some group work on this as well.

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