Writing instruction -03


PROMPT 1: Over the past few weeks, you’ve learned a lot about nootropics or smart drugs. Please define the concept of “cognitive enhancement” in your own words. State your definition, elaborate, and give an example. No need for a conclusion (SEE = 70 – 80 words).

PROMPT 2: You’ve read about both advantages and risks of smart drugs. What is your standpoint: should college students be allowed to use these legally, or not? Choose ONE side and support your argument clearly. [Remember that even though you are writing your argument, you should still avoid “I, my, mine” or “you, your” ] ( SEEC = 200 – 250 words)

Reading for prompt 2:

1. see attache file

2. https://www.stanforddaily.com/a-look-at-stimulants-and-study-drugs-on-campus/

Things to Remember regarding Prompt 2

  • Some smart drugs already are legal and heavily used by college students (like caffeine).
  • Prescription drugs are legal, but only legal if used for prescribed purposes. In your answer, be sure to distinguish between legal/illegal and prescription/non-prescription

PROMPT 3: First, , Select one source online, find an additional article from a well-known source (so we know it is reliable) about an aspect of smart drug use that is most interesting to you. For instance, you might be interested in more details about how smart drugs work or their origins/history, or you may want to know whether smart drugs are also used by professionals (at work), or you might want to find out more about possible side-effects, etc.”

Then, Paraphrase and relate one idea from that source to one paraphrased idea from eitherthe Toby Pasman (2017) or Susannah Meyer (2016) article. (SEEC = 250 words)

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