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Supporting an argument: Writing to receptive readers vs Writing to resistant readers Prof. Nancy Lee Nelson SM 299 Spring 2009 March 3, 2009
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March 6 In-class Writing Assignment Email Argument in support of a recommendation or request Relate to writing case you summarized for WA1
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April 10 In-class Writing Assignment Letter Message to a resistant reader Relate to writing case you summarized for WA1
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Agenda 2. What makes a convincing argument? 3. How do I organize a convincing argument? 4. How do I create a convincing argument? 5. How do I write to a resistant reader? 6. What are the eMail document standards for SM299 email? 7. What is an appropriate tone for business email?
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1. What makes a convincing argument? Examples: Big Box Memo - Argument in support of a recommendation Vacation Request Memo – Argument in support of a request
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1. What makes a convincing argument? 1. A clear statement or description of the request or recommendation 2. Evidence to support the request or recommendation 3. Specific steps the reader should follow to comply with the request or recommendation 4. An easy-to-find deadline stating when the reader should respond to the writer
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Arguments and Evidence 2. Supporting claims Answer the question “why” OR Address potential objections In relationship to data, answer the question “so what” Specific data/facts to support claim
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Condo Email 1
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Did the vacation condo owner present a convincing argument? 1. Yes 2. No
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Condo Email 2
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Did the vacation condo owner present a convincing argument? 1. Yes 2. No
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Condo Email 3
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Did the vacation condo owner present a convincing argument? 1. Yes 2. No
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Condo Email 4
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Did the vacation condo owner present a convincing argument? 1. Yes 2. No
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2. How do I organize a convincing argument?
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Benefit 1 Benefit 2 Benefit 1 Benefit 2 Benefit 3 Benefit 1 Benefit 2 Data Data Request or Recommendation Data
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You can void the high food prices at the lodge Five minute walk away from the lift You will like my place because it is located across the street from Peak 9 You can come back to the condo for lunch and
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Supporting Data Supporting Data Supporting Data Supporting Data Supporting Data Supporting Data Supporting Data Argument 3 Argument 1 Request or Recommendation Argument 2
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