Turn in your Reading Responses


  • Freewrite about the two kinds of argumentation that you read about for homework: Evaluations and Causal
    • 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.
  • Continue working on claims:
    • Remember to keep them debatable.
    • Try to get three solid claims completed today. You can round out the reasons that support the claims on your own time, so focus on phrasing the claims appropriately, using good qualifiers.
  • Once you've composed these, try to write down some possible refutations of your claims.
    • Use your remaining time to compose rebuttals to these refutations!


  • Read Chapter 17 from EAA "Fallacies of Argument."
  • Complete a Reading Response in which you respond to the following questions:
    • Choose 3 of the political slogans listed under #1 on p. 534 of EAA. Use Credo Reference, or another reputable research tool, and do some digging. What does the slogan refer to? What is the historical context? Then, decide which logical fallacy may be being employed in the slogan. Cite the research you use. You should write a minimum of one paragraph for each slogan.
  • Using your daily writing, compose a sentence outline of Writing Project 4. Refer to the Argumentative Guide. CITE ALL FACTUAL STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT COMMON KNOWLEDGE.
  • Add a Works Cited list to your outline. Only list the sources you've cited so far, and make sure your in-text citations correspond with your Works Cited list.
  • Bring this as an electronic document to class on Monday.