This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Cn17 102G Composing an Argument : Definition of Terms Central to an Argument Beginnings and Endings as Invitations Administrative □ No class on Monday, May 31 □ 22s and 32s □ I’ll have the prompt on Wednesday – or sooner □ Reading for Wednesday, Gordon Harvey’s “Counter-Argument,” is available on our SmartSite in Resources|Pompts and Readings □ Nature & Culture… Review □ Comments on Wednesday’s class discussion? □ JM o “simple” and easy” aren’t the same things o The importance of intellectual self-confidence in drawing comparisons and contrasts. Also true for such other forms of explanation as: Process analysis: how did so many members of the working class come to view the environmental movement as a threat to their livelihoods? Cause-and-effect analysis: If the BP deep-sea oil well failure is the effect, what are its cause s? (direct or immediate cause v. ultimate cause) • Remember that those who offer atypical examples can intend to mislead/persuade on the basis of emotion primarily or exclusively • Similarly, those who offer a single cause for an important event are often ideologues rather than committed to increased understanding Definition: how do you define “elitist?”...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 05/29/2010 for the course UWP 102G taught by Professor Mag during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '10