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2b: Finding errors
2c: Template
2d: Timing
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Chapter 2 - Section 1: Analysis of Argument
 
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What is an argument?

A strong argument tries to persuade the reader to accept a point of view using:

1. A declarative statement of an idea or opinion.

2. Support for the statement: including relevant facts, opinions based on facts and/or careful reasoning.

What is the Analysis of Argument?

Analysis of Argument questions present a short argument on an issue where you discuss how well it is reasoned.

 
Here is an example of an Analysis of Argument question:

Toads cause warts. I touched a toad last week and now I have a wart; therefore the toad was responsible.

How would you rate the accuracy of the above statement? Support your position with reasons and examples.


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