Franz, ENG151, HW#3.docx - Joshua Franz ENG 151-004 Prof Midday HW#3 Chapter 17 Academic Arguments What is an Academic Argument Based on research

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Joshua Franz July 24, 2018 ENG 151-004 Prof. Midday HW #3 Chapter 17: Academic Arguments What is an Academic Argument? - Based on research + evidence - Written for professional, academic or school audience - Makes clear and compelling points in formal and technical style - Follows the agreed upon conventions of format usage and punctuation - Documented using some professional citation style Making an Academic Argument: - Choose a topic I want to explore in-depth - Get to know the conversation surrounding my topic - Assess what I know and what I need to know - Come up with a claim about my topic - Consider my rhetorical stance and purpose - Think about my audience - Concentrate on the material I’m gathering - Take special care with documentation - Think about organization - Consider style and tone - Consider genre design and visuals - Reflect on my draft and get responses
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- Edit and proofread my text Chapter 18: Finding Evidence Considering the Rhetorical Situation: - What kinds of data are preferred as evidence? - How are definitions causal analysis evaluations and analogies and examples use as evidence? - How does the field use first-hand and second-hand sources as evidence? - How are statistics and other numerical information used and presented as evidence? - What or who counts as an authority in this field? - How is personal experience allowed in evidence? - How are quotations used as part of evidence? - How are still or moving images or sounds used as part of evidence? Evidence analogy: “Just as a finger with gangrene should be cut off so that will not destroy the whole body, so should people who corrupt other people be pulled out like weeds so they will not infect the whole field.” – Ayatolla Khomenin Using Data and Evidence from Sources: - Explore library resources: printed works and databases - Explore online resources Collecting Data on my own: - Perform experiments - Make observations - Conduct interviews
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