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Instructor's Note

Kaitlyn Morse and Kelsey Gentry’s argumentative synthesis demonstrates how effectively freshmen can collaborate on a research project. These students’ paper represents the attentiveness to detail, thoroughness of research, and thoughtful consideration of opposing viewpoints this type of persuasive essay requires. It also meets its intended audience of scholars and sensitively negotiates the complexities educators and their students face in regards to this topic. What do you conclude after reading this essay? Think about what does, or doesn’t, convince you. What do you find to be the most effective part of the paper? The least effective? Why?

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About the Author

Kaitlyn Morse is a junior early childhood education major from Connecticut. She enjoys academic and non-academic writing and loves to read.

Kelsey Gentry is a sophomore biology major from Virginia. She has enjoyed writing since early elementary school, particularly poems. Her other areas of interest include playing piano, sketching, hiking, and photography.



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