For this assignment, you will use the Rogerian Argument Model to persuade your opposition that your position can be valid through the use of compromise. In other words, the audience for this will be those who oppose your position. Follow the following four-step format. It should be at least six paragraphs long, at least 1000 words. Topic can be anything with 2 arguable sides. (political, social, economical)
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Step 1 Generically introduce the topic and show how it affects those on both sides of the argument. This should be done in such a way that DOES NOT show bias toward your position regarding the problem or issue. This section explains or depicts the issue while making sure not to influence the audience or reveal your position. Both sides in the argument should agree with this section.
Step 2 Identify your opposition’s point of view and explain it empathetically. This section should show that you understand your opponent’s position and can present it in such a way that does not attack or repudiate your audience’s point of view. This section also shows in which contexts and under what conditions elements of the opponent’s position may be valid.
Step 3 State the affirmative position and explain the contexts in which that position is valid. This section should presented in a way that does not alienate the audience. Be careful not to make the opponent feel “wrong.”
Step 4 Show that there is common ground between the two positions. Explain how the opponent’s position will be beneficial if they adopt elements of the affirmative position. This section shows that the two positions complement each other and that each supplies what the other lacks. Try to reach a compromise that might solve the problem to the satisfaction of both sides.