You will formulate a thesis, and then defend that thesis with evidence you collected during your research: compare and contrast the overall messages of each article, and weigh the pros and cons of what each author is positing,

Contrasting Ideas)
For this essay, you will be responding to “Why Nuclear Power Must Be Part of the Energy Solution” by Richard Rhodes and “Nukes of Hazard: Meltdowns, Waste, and War” by Nathanael Johnson. The articles are linked below, in the footnotes. A Researched Response essay goes beyond simple, surface-level analysis; as these articles contain some conflicting viewpoints, your job will be to discuss those perspectives and reconcile them with your own research. In other words, to write this type of essay, you must research in more depth the topic and ideas presented in the articles. From that research, you will formulate a response to the original articles. You will formulate a thesis, and then defend that thesis with evidence you collected during your research: compare and contrast the overall messages of each article, and weigh the pros and cons of what each author is positing