I was in class the other day, and we had to write a paper on the environmental effects of eating beef. I chose to show the bad environmental effects, being vegan and all. The rest of the class showed why it was good (with invalid arguments) to eat beef. They said, cows release a greenhouse gas into the air, and killing them prevents the greenhouse gas. However, if there weren't so many cows bred to die so lazy people can eat them, those greenhouse gases wouldn't be a problem. I got a C, despite a very well-typed essay, and the majority of the people who put why it was good to eat meat got an A. I swear to you my essay was just as good, if not better than their essays!
I suppose I could've posted this in the "Things Meat Eaters Say" thread, but I was dying to create a thread plus I want everyone to know I'm here
Ok, today I'm going to talk to the teacher and see why she gave a C. I looked at some of my friends' essays and they obviously were graded on the content. This is ridiculous, I'll keep you guys posted. It's a science class BTW
Woohoo!!! Thank you for the suggestions guys!! I went talk to the teacher about it and she said she thought I had an invalid argument. After that class, I went to the principal and asked him. He said it was wrong that I got a C and eventually my grade got changed to an A!