Capstone Assignment: Wente, Margaret Medical Marijuana Is A Mirage (Term Paper Sample)
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The draft is to be written in point form and consists of a summary map and a point form outline for each analysis paragraph.
THIS IS WHAT THE ARTICLE IS ON
Wente, Margaret (2018). Medical marijuana is a mirage.
Part 1: summary of the argument
Write up a summary map of the argument for your Capstone article, in point form. Use the following three headings in your map: Thesis, Claims, Supports
Here are some hints for creating your summary map:
* Read the title; it usually gives you a hint at the thesis
* Read the intro and conclusion – what significant idea gets repeated?
* Read each paragraph and look for the topic sentence – this indicates the claim
* Once you have a list of claims, organize those claims. For example, if the author is making the same point in more than one paragraph, condense the points into one point.
REASONS/SUPPORTS FOR CLAIMS
* Look for opinions, facts or other evidence that the author uses to prove that the claim is valid
* Remember, you don’t have to agree with these supports; you may not think that they are valid, but, at this point, you are not evaluating – your job is to identify those supports
* Supports may include counterarguments
* Write up the claims and supports using your own words
Summary Map Template/10
Fill out this template with your summary information, in point form. Add points as needed to identify the complete argument from your capstone article.
ARTICLE TITLE AND AUTHOR:
Margaret Wente; Medical Marijuana is a Mirage
* That the Medical Marijuana Industry is a billion dollar industry, backed up with the promise of providing an alternative cure. This is despite the lack of conclusive research to back up such hype
* That medical industry is the ‘backdoor’ for marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to procure and sell the drug.
* That the legal
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