MMW2ArgumentAnalysisExerciseSummer2011

MMW2ArgumentAnalysisExerciseSummer2011 - Argument Analysis...

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Argument Analysis Exercise MMW2, Summer 2011 What is the author’s topic? On which event, issue, institution, phenomenon, and/or person does the author focus? In which time period did the subject of the essay exist or take place? In which geographical area did the subject of the essay exist or take place? What is the author’s project? What research question does the essay address and/or what problem does it attempt to solve? What is the author’s thesis? What is the answer to his/her research question and/or the solution to the problem that he/she poses? What are the components of the author’s argument? What claim(s) does the author develop and support in making his/her argument? Does the author explain the connection between each of these claims and the thesis? How thoroughly does he/she explain that connection? How well does the author support his/her claims? On what kinds of evidence does the author rely? Where does this evidence come from?
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