Often, rebuttals and responses we tend to omit from
our writings are what seem obvious to us because we are experts on our
own topics. However, the truth is that many times these are not really
obvious to others - after all, many people disagree with you, and they
might have good reasons for their opinion that you've overlooked.
In your assigned group, please meet in the MOO.
Once in the room, the first thing you need to do is start the recorder.
One of you should type in 'start recorder.' (It will ask you to name
it. Name it after your group's room.)
Once you've started your recorder, you should all take
turns with each person stating his/her claim and then the rest offering
possible objections (Even if you don't disagree with the claim, pretend
like you do. You're looking for holes so that person can plug them up.
Play Devil's Advocate). Each of the other people in your group will
have to come up with at least one objection each to your claim. (Go
around the "room" - each person offers one). Then, you have
to explain away those objections.
For each intelligent objection you deal with in addition
to those, the objector and the objectee will get one point extra credit
per (in other words, only the people who are participating in the argument
will get the extra point, not anybody who's just sitting there). The
maximum is 10 extra credit points per person. The possiblities are there
to get some good points!
By the way, passionate arguing is fine. Cursing and
name-calling are not!
Be sure to send the recorder transcript to me by email
so I can award you your points (It will ask the person who started the
recorder if he/she wants to e-mail the transcipt to him/herself. Say
yes, then when you get it, forward it to me).
Groups in the MOO: