Final Proposals due in class, printed!
Summarize your proposed role in the presentation. Specify research you will use to support your argument.
- What is the main idea you plan to communicate? What is your claim?
- What research supports this claim?
- What background is critical to include or explain?
- How does your claim connect with the other members of your presentation group? (if applicable)
- Introduction to constructing an argument & WP3 instructions!
- Work in your proposal groups to discuss the incorporation of your research into your discussion of your theme.
- Use your freewrite to help get your conversation going, but be sure to reference specific things from your Research Journal!
- Keep track of your ideas in a place that is accessible by all members of your group; either post it on one of your wikis or create a googledoc for future additions :)
- Read Chapters 8, 9, 10, & 11 by Friday.
- You'll have one reading response due in my office by 3pm Friday.
- This reading response will count for FOUR homework grades (and will not be accepted late)!
- Respond to the following prompts, each in at least a paragraph:
- In your own words, define "media spin" and how it plays a role in arguments of fact.
- Explain, using an example, why alternative perspectives are vital to making an argument of definition.
- Give an example of how you might "pare the possibilities down" when creating criteria for an argument of evaluation (222).
- Explain why causal arguments are rarely absolute (therefore, subject to criticism) and why they are a valuable method of argumentation in spite of it.
- Don't worry; you don't have any other homework for Comp this week ;)