Hi Class! It’s time for civilized arguing. You’ve read about fracking and have explored both sides of the issue. Now it is time to take a stand. Are you in favour of or opposed to natural gas fracking?
Post a paragraph stating your position. First, organize your arguments logically, then present them with great linking words and phrases and other linking words and phrases. Make an impact, you are trying to convince people your view is the best.
Obviously, we all think our ideas are the best if we want to win the debate, so the next step is to cross examine or counter the arguments made by others that go against your position. Ask questions, provide counter arguments, and try to find ways to change their minds. You are expected to reply to all questions posed in your thread. Similarly, you may give support to threads sharing your view as well.
Finally, in a week or two, you will have the last word. Make closing remarks whereby you restate your position, acknowledge the counter arguments made then explain (convincingly) why they are incorrect.