Monthly Archives: November 2014

Formal Proposal for Final Paper

Formal Proposal for Final Paper

I am sticking to my topic from the last paper. I am writing about minimum wage and I am supporting that the minimum wage should be raised. So far, I have three solid sources that I want to use as reference and credibility for my paper. One is one of the articles I used in my last paper, and I found one academic and a separate popular source from the Huffington Post. I am only on the research phase of the paper and doing the reflective annotated bibliographies for them at the present stage. I want to start thinking about how I want to organize the paper. I think that will be a very difficult part to my paper writing stage. After repeatedly, not repetitively, hearing that the point of the paper is not to take a side but to learn something out of the research that I do and the paper that I write. I want to inform the reader as well, I guess. I do have some questions. What are the possible ways to analyze the point of this paper? Like I do understand that it is to make a point and take a side on an argument…but like what would be required? Are you looking for how well we can take a side (or not) and support the side that we are taking and the rhetoric and technique of all of our writing? Yeah let me know.. it would help a lot!

Project Plans

As of now, I am currently doing research on my project. I’ve analyzed one popular source and one academic source. The popular source is very easy to read because it is for a larger audience while the academic source is for a specially targeted audience and therefore the language can mostly be understood just by the audience that is targeted. I do have a few questions. I did ask you earlier today that the source is used to lend heavy credibility to your argument. Especially the academic source. That’s pretty much it. I’m just having problems analyzing the academic sources.

workin’ with sources

Doug Bandow. “Raising the Minimum Wage Will Hurt More than Help”. Cato Institute. 9 Apr. 2013. Web. 27 Sep. 2014.

Summary: In “Raising the Minimum Wage Will Hurt More than Help” article by Doug Bandow, he makes a claim of how the minimum wage will be a negative outcome. The article is mainly composed of the ideas of what raising the minimum wage will do to those that it effects. Bandow claims that raising the minimum wage more and more will drive more and more people out of the market; for he writes, “…the first minimum wage in 1938 cost the jobs of 30,000 to 50,000 of the 300,000 workers who had been earning below the new minimum.”, to support his main claim. Through in and throughout the text, Bandow expands on his main claim by support from many different supporting details and even by undermining the claims of the opposite side of the topic of minimum wage.

New Summary: “Raising the Minimum Wage Will Hurt More than Help” by Doug Bandow, discusses the idea that raising the minimum wage hurts the people, the economy, and possibly even more. The main claim is supported by various supporting details. For example, Bandow states that the outcome of the minimum wage raise in 2005-2007 for young black adults was a worse outcome than of the ones in the Great Depression. This hardcore fact supports his main claim about how hard raising the minimum wage does hurt. Bandow also states, “After the July 2009 increase, reported economist William Bunkelberg, “nearly 600,000 teen jobs disappeared, even with nearly four percent growth in the economy.” This event also goes for Bandow’s claim and through this information, the main claim is being helped and lifted.