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A belief is an idea that a person holds as being true. A person can base a belief upon certainties (e.g. mathematical principles), probabilities or matters of faith. A belief can come from different sources, including:
A potential belief sits with the person until they accept it as truth, and adopt it as part of their individual belief system. Each person evaluates and seeks sound reasons or evidence for these potential beliefs in their own way. Once a person accepts a belief as a truth they are willing to defend, it can be said to form part of their belief system.
What are some of your beliefs?
English Composition 1 students will be asked to choose one firmly held belief to be the topic across all three essays for the course. Once you have chosen your belief/topic, this guide will help you find resources to write your essays.