QUOTE FROM EXPERT CRITICIZING REMOTE LEARNING DURING COVID AND A SECOND QUOTE FROM ANOTHER EXPERT PRAISING IT.
Many teachers and students argue that remote learning should be discontinued at NCC because teachers and students have too many distractions at home, students work multiple jobs and now even longer hours to help their families even more now during COVID, and the teaching and the learning are not as high quality. TRANSITION SENTENCE: But this is more myth than fact. [YOUR SIDE’S THESIS:] While it is true that there are many distractions at home, there are more distractions in school and even before and between classes that not only waste time but drain both teachers’ and students’ energy. In addition, while it may be true some students are working longer hours, the fact is community college students often work multiple jobs to support their families and themselves and avoid crushing student loan debt. Finally, its is pure nonsense to say quality of education is lower. In fact, in many ways it is higher.
COMMON GROUND (1-2 pages) must focus on the time span of COVID and the impact nationwide on education at all le3vels for about 2-3 paragraphs, then switch to impact on public colleges and then in particular community colleges. Talk about what “remote learning” means in terms of the range of technology used by schools and the range of technology required of students. Then talk about NCC remote learning technology and what students needs for classes — you can use your own classes BUT DON’T SAY “I take… and I use….” — make sure you talk in the third person (students, they, those enrolled in classes…)
Start with first topic — put the first reason into “Topic sentence” form and then you can give your own logic and DETAILED examples of what distractions could mean. Paragraphs must NOT exceed 5 sentences each. Add experts comments and any statistics to back up the ideas you wrote.
Then do the same for each reason for the opponent.
Then switch to your side and do the same.
It is better to knock down the opponent after letting the opponent speak, by following up with your side’s response, but it is okay to save time and simply split the paper.