Topic: Comparing Perspectives: Distinguishing Facts from Opinions
Read: Refer to the NPR piece by Nina Totenberg and the Supreme Court transcript “Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk” in the required readings:
Totenberg, N. (2014). Supreme Court takes up case on overtime for standing in line. National Public Radio. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2014/10/08/354639714/supreme-court-takes-up-case-on-overtime-for-standing-in-line
Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Busk, 13-433 U.S. Supreme Court [Oral Arguments]. (2014, October 8). Retrieved from https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-433_5h26.pdf
Briefly identify two or more perspectives represented in the debate between the plaintiffs and the defendants. How were they different, or similar? What was at stake when these perspectives were presented?
Identify one concept that is central to the conversation.
Identify one or more rhetorical strategies of development at work in the discussion.
How might you use one of these strategies in your own writing?
This week, we’re using our Discussion Forum to collectively examine one particular situation with several different perspectives. The court case named in our prompt can be found as a link in this week’s Interactive