- Freewrite about two of the kinds of argumentation that you read about for homework: Factual and Definition
- Consider some of the key advantages of each form of argument
- Apply these strengths to your topic and research
- Consider whether these are effective ways for you to construct your argument
Discussion & Application
- Let's talk about how these forms of argumentation apply to your topics.
- Use the Argumentative Guide to aid you in outlining your argumentative paper. We'll be talking about this in detail in the coming week.
- On your wiki page, create a WP4 link and compose two claims, one factual and one definition-based. List at least 3 reasons you could use to support them. Remember:
- Claims should be arguable and debatable. They can't simply state a fact we all agree on.
- You must be able to support your claims with reasons and, eventually, evidence based on your research.
- You'll have 20 minutes to compose these; use your time wisely!
Test Them Out!
- With the person next to you, share one of your claims and the reasons you've provided to support them.
- Your job as audience is to determine whether this claim is convincing and whether the reasons provided are valid!
- Try to spend about 5 minutes each on these (10 minutes total in your pair)
- Once you've discussed these with each other, I want you to turn to the person on the other side of you and repeat the process with your other claim!
- Practice composing some of your claims, as you would use them in your essay.
- Keep in mind the Argumentative Guide.
- Consider the feedback you got from your peers today, as well!