• FYRC Proposal discussions and...
  • Argument discussions!
    • Let's use the suggestions from the Project description to generate some formative content for your draft!


  • 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:
  1. In your own words, define "media spin" and how it plays a role in arguments of fact.
  2. Explain, using an example, why alternative perspectives are vital to making an argument of definition.
  3. Give an example of how you might "pare the possibilities down" when creating criteria for an argument of evaluation (222).
  4. Explain why causal arguments are rarely absolute (therefore, subject to criticism) and why they are a valuable method of argumentation in spite of it.