Lab #8

Part One: Organizing your ideas

  • How have I become so desensitized to the homeless?
  • Does it matter that I’ve become desensitized to homeless people?
  • How do stereotypes affect how we feel about the homeless?
  • Can we use money to solve social issues?
  • What will it take for people to consider homelessness their problem too?
  • How does empathy work in humans?
  • What is caring?

Part Two: It’s all about scenes

  • Seeing a woman in a compromising position in the metro and not reacting
  • Walking into the drop-in center basement (smell, noise)
  • Being greeted by a few homeless people in the drop-in center
  • Seeing the art on the walls of the drop-in center before my interview
  • Being asked for change in the metro
  • (renovation at cabot square?-need to research)

Part Three: Organize your scenes

  1. Seeing a woman in a compromising position in the metro and not reacting
  2. Being asked for change in the metro
  3. (renovation at cabot square?-need to research)
  4. Walking into the drop-in center basement (smell, noise)
  5. Being greeted by a few homeless people in the drop-in center
  6. Seeing the art on the walls of the drop-in center before my interview

Part Four: Creating an outline

Argument: We shouldn’t ignore homeless people

Opening: Ignoring the woman in a compromising position in the metro

Nut Graph:

  • Facts and statistics about homeless people in Montreal
  • Why am I so desensitized to them?

Sub-argument #1:

  • What are common stereotypes about homeless people?
  • Idea that it’s their fault = less donations (empathy/justice)
  • Example of story of a person where it isn’t their fault
  • Interview dialogue (people in same neighborhood same age same surroundings–different outcomes)
  • Research: I’m Moral but I won’t help you, Do you Ignore Homeless People?
  • (logical arguments, examples, interview/dialogue)

Sub-argument #2:

  • Can we use the idea that people want to help in an abstract way (not face-to-face) to solve homelessness?

 

 

 

 

 

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