Monday, November 17, 2008

The U.S. Bailout, NGR Shoes and Reported Speech

This week's homework assignment is from the October 20, 2008 issue of Maclean's. The questions, which were distributed in class, refer to the essay by Steve Maich on page 47 entitled Facts and Fairy Tales of Paulson's Bailout. The other article, on p. 73, is So You Never Have to Go to the Gym. The questions for the second article deal with Reported Speech. If this is not clear, then refer to page 17 in your Course Manual.

We will begin preparing for your final oral presentation: a formal debate. You should review all of your Maclean's magazines to get some ideas for current controversial topics, but you may also want to take a look at the wiki Debatepedia produced by IDEA (International Debate Education Association). This page lists Past Daily Debate Digest topics and this page lists Popular Debate topics--but you should try to find a topic that is current rather than one that has already been debated over and over.


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