12 pt ., 1 W r i t i n g
– The assignment asks you to write a 2 to 3 page paper
– No outside sources are allowed and please keep quotations to a minimum (use your own words!). If you do provide a quotation, simply put the author’s name and page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence, e.g., Thomson (pp. 49).
– Your paper
should follow the following technical guidelines: 12 pt., 1″ margins, double spaced.
Please include page numbers, no title page is necessary.
Your paper should be divided into two parts:
an expository part, and an analytical part.
In the expository part, you are to give a succinct and accurate account or description of the topic listed below. The expository part of your paper should mention only those parts of the
articles you are discussing that are directly relevant to the author’s argument
and to your analysis in the second part of your paper. Do not try to squeeze in every fact
and detail contained in the article. Instead, pick and choose those parts that are
directly relevant to the issue under discussion. In giving your account, make sure to
explain all technical vocabulary and ideas. Your aim should be that your paper could be
understood by a person unfamiliar with the reading material under discussion.
In the analytical part of your paper you are to object to, criticize, or raise doubt(s) about
some aspect of the author’s argument that you discussed in the expository part of your
paper. The goal should be to try to compel the reader to your way of seeing things. What
is the weakest part of the author’s argument? Why is the author’s conclusion(s) less
certain than he or she seems to think it is?
Kidney sales. Choose and describe one of the considerations that both
Phadke/Anandh and Radcliffe-Richards (et al) consider in arguing for their
respective positions on the moral permissibility of kidney sales. Now declare a
winner by pointing to flaws in the losing side’s argument.