Comm._40_Editorial_Response

Comm._40_Editorial_Response - COMM. 40 EDITORIAL RESPONSE...

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COMM. 40 EDITORIAL RESPONSE PAPER Worth 25 points Purpose This assignment is to familiarize you to concepts in regard to argumentative analysis. You will take the knowledge gained thus far and apply argumentation concepts/model to a professionally written analysis. I will give you a copy of an opinionated written argument (editorial) from the editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News. Based on the argument model, write a paper regarding the following: 1. What is the issue? 2. What is the author’s conclusion about the issue (what does he/she want the reader to do or believe? And what reasons (premises) does the author use to support the conclusion? List them all in numerical order in your paper. 3. Does the author use any evidence? If so, what kinds of evidence (examples, expert testimony, definitions, statistics) does the author use to back up his/her reasoning (premises)? 4. Is it solid evidence---is it sufficient, representative, recent, credible and/or relevant? 5.
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