As you gather information, remember that you should
consider both sides of the question thoroughly before
deciding which side to support. Whichever side you choose,
you should understand the views of the opposing side.
Presenting both sides of the argument shows that you
are knowledgeable of both sets of views and that you
are willing to consider the opposing viewpoint and find
evidence to refute it.
In making your argument, you should also supply the
context of the sources of all your information. For
example, paper bag companies, plastic bag companies,
and environmental groups have their own agendas in mind
when they present information to the public. Consider
the source of all information.
3. In a single sentence, summarize the
goal of this step. Describe at least one issue in the
paper-versus-plastic debate from both sides of the argument.