Classical Structure of Argument: National Anthem Protests

  • We'll be using a slightly modified Aristotelian structure of argument. See the Argumentative Guide link.
  • As soon as you arrive, read the following articles:

https://manowar.tamucc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=122618952&site=pov-live

  • Then, use POV to read the "Point" and "Counterpoint" articles.
  • Decide what YOU think. Take notes on the following. TAKE NOTES AND MAKE A NOTE OF every time you see a
    • Historical fact/background info
    • Specific EVIDENCE to support either side

Begin Outlining Your Paper.

Go to the journal entry in Bb for today, and begin outlining your position paper, using the Argumentative Guide

Homework

OUTLINE your position paper using the following components of the Argumentative Guide

  • Claim (what is it that you want Greenwich Villagers to do, think feel, or believe?) Your claim must be arguable and debatable
  • Background
    • List key events and identify key players that your audience needs know about in order to understand your argument.
  • Reason One to Support your Claim
    • Evidence to back up Reason One
  • Reason Two to Support your Claim
    • Evidence to back up Reason Two
  • Reason Three to Support your Claim
    • Evidence to back up Reason Three
  • A possible Objection to your Claim
    • Your rebuttal (counter argument) to this objection
  • A possible Objection to your Claim
    • Your rebuttal (counter argument) to this objection
  • BEGIN DRAFTING your position paper based on this outline. Bring both your outline and your shitty first draft to class as a printed stapled version on Tuesday.