My Topic: My topic was based on gun control and how this could effect rights to US citizens.
My Essays: My first essay on this topic was an evaluation paper. I started to explain what gun control was and why it was a consideration. I then went on to discuss the different laws of guns briefly in each state and highlighted the importance of the US constitution and why it defends gun-owners. I also covered the political parties thoughts on this issue.
In my second essay, I decided to do a casual/ethical paper. Again, I showed the importance of the US constitution and what could happen if our rights were taken away. I showed many statistics and showed many examples as to why current/ future responsibe gun-owners should not have their rights taken away because of culprits using guns illegaly.
For my proposal paper; my third essay, I really emphasized the constitution and the opinons of others. I felt that the opinons of others were a very important part in getting a proper solution that would be fair to everyone. I collected voices from moms to figherfighters to security guards to Rowan students and it was super fun getting to hear everyone and their explanations as to why they thought what they did.
My writing process was inspired by the constant controversial discussions of this topic. It is a very interesting and opiniated topic and I wanted to see why certain people were aganst this topic. As I continued to research, I grew more with this topic and became stronger to be able to defend my personal opinon.
My Research Methods: I search different key words with my topic. I based all three of my essays from the US constitution and mainly focused on this. I then branched out from that with smaller documents and opinons of others. I noticed most of my searches ended up being opinons of others, so I had to search more scholary articles and find the bases of the gun control that I needed.
Final Details/Observations: After researching the same topic for the semester, I became more knowledgeable about rights, the laws, and gun-control in general. I knew what my position was in this argument but did not know how to defend it. Since I did days of research, I realized and learned new key points on this topic and found my voice to defend what I thought about it. I also learned how to pick apart information I really needed and what information I could do without for the essays. Because of all the research and learning I did on my topic, I found a better perspective on why I don’t support gun control and legit reasons on why I don’t. In my research, I learned to understand the opposing side and take into consideration of their thoughts and opinons and also include that in my essays to give better feedback to my readers.