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Ben's assignment


Ben is a first-year Philosophy student. For his main essay in the subject, he chose to write on a topic concerned with one specific argument proposed against the practice of abortion.

Essay topic:

It is always and everywhere wrong to kill an innocent human being. A human foetus is an innocent human being. So it is always and everywhere wrong to kill a human foetus. Discuss.

  1. Look at the lecturer's expectations of the essay.
  2. Next read Ben's essay.
    • How well do you think the essay responds to the topic?
    • Do you think the essay could be improved in any way?
  3. Now read the lecturer's comments about Ben's essay.
  4. Finally, listen to Ben talk about how he wrote his essay and read feedback about how to overcome the difficulties he faced.
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