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A_Well_Argued_Paper_163 - 3 What additional evidence do I...

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Elements of a Well-Argued Paper As you write your paper, ask yourself the following questions. Purpose: 1. What am I trying to accomplish? 2. What is my central aim? Questions 1. What questions am I raising? 2. What questions am I addressing? Points of View 1. From what point of view am I looking at this issue? 2. Is there another point of view I should examine? Concepts 1. What is the main idea? 2. Can I explain this idea? 3. Have I provided enough depth without overwhelming detail 4. Have I focused on the main, most relevant issues? Information 1. What information am I using in coming to that conclusion? 2. What do evidence do I have to support my claims?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. What additional evidence do I need to settle the question? Inferences/Conclusions: 1. How did I reach my conclusions? 2. Is there another way to interpret the information? Assumptions: 1. What am I taking for granted? 2. What assumptions lead me to my conclusions? Implications/Consequences 1. If someone accepted my position, what would be the implications? 2. What am I implying or suggesting in my position? Paul, R. & Elder, L. (2004). The miniature guide to critical thinking: Concepts and tools . Dillon Bdeach, CA: The Foundation for Critical Thinking...
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