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Unformatted text preview: Some of what we learned: The first sample paper... -is written like an opinionated editorial rather than a researched argument, -makes bold claims without providing any support, -is clearly biased against one side of the issue, demonizes those who disagree, and comes off as angry and immature. Some of the more editorial-style elements of the first sample paper:-its one-sidedness, -the obvious anger and bias-the failure to respect or even acknowledge opposing views and those who hold them,-the bold claims made without solid support, -the black and white presentation of the issues, etc, While common to editorials and much political discourse, these strategies actually give the reader a very negative impression of the writer and seriously hamper the papers ability to persuade readers (especially those who might start out with a different perspective than the writers). These deficiencies mean that it is essentially an editorial rather than a Researched Argument and that...
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- Fall '08