A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers

By Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers

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When science moves faster than moral understanding, as it does today, men and women struggle to articulate their unease. In liberal societies they reach first for the language of autonomy, fairness, and individual rights. But this part of our moral vocabulary is ill equipped to address the hardest questions posed by genetic engineering. The genomic revolution has induced a kind of moral vertigo. — Michael Sandel, “The Case against Perfection” Sandel’s key dilemma What does he mean by “moral understanding”?

Com/writersref > Resources for writers and tutors > Tips from writing tutors: Invention strategies subject • talking • listening • assignment C1-b Understanding an assignment Determining the purpose of the assignment Usually the wording of an assignment will suggest its purpose. ) Understanding how to answer an assignment’s questions Many assignments will ask you to answer a how or why question. Such questions cannot be answered using only facts; instead, you will need to take a position. ” can be answered by reporting facts.

For specific help with drafting paragraphs, see C4-b. TIP: As you draft, keep careful notes and records of any sources you read and consult. ) If you quote, paraphrase, or summarize a source, include a citation, even in your draft. You will save time and avoid plagiarism if you follow the rules of citation and documentation while drafting. C2-c Draft a conclusion. A conclusion should remind readers of the essay’s main idea without repeating it. Often the concluding paragraph can be relatively short.

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