For my English III and Issues class, we worked on a persuasive paper that would later be used to compete in an in-class debate. The topic for my group paper and debate was “Do Religion and Prayer Benefit Health?”. Personally, I was more nervous about the debate than the writing of the paper because we had to find good evidence to support our reasoning and be able to pull that out of the paper and elaborate more. This topic made the writing of the paper a little harder too, because there wasn’t a lot of evidence that could really support what we were debating for. This really helped me learn to manage my time better and work better within a group. I think for me I could improve on the actual output of the information I have. My shyness gets the best of me during a debate, so I think that I could really work on improving that and participate more.