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2/6/2009 1 Typed or hand-written (legibly) 10 of the 12 assignments will count towards your grade. (You can, therefore, miss 2 and still earn all of the homework points.) Addendum to course homework policy: (2 of 2%) Full credit - assignment is complete, mostly correct, with noticeable effort (1.5 of 2%) Partial credit assignment is ¾ complete, with noticeable effort (1 of 2%) Half credit assignment is incomplete (0%) Zero credit failure to turn in assignment, or answers less than half of assigned problems “The President knows that because the troops are in harm’s way that we won’t cut off the resources. That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way.” [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, cited in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 20, 2007, p. A7] Politicians should give lots of attention to their economic policies, since Bush lost the 1992 Presidential election because the economy was in bad shape. “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it’s the quality which guarantees all the others.” Argument or explanation? Why? How do you know if “because” may also indicate an argument or an explanation? We do not currently regulate the amount of nicotine in an individual cigarette; therefore we need not do this. The structure and function of the sexual organs is the production of offspring. Homosexual acts cannot produce offspring. Therefore homosexual acts are immoral. Simple Arguments
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2/6/2009 2 We will try to clarify what is being argued by: Identifying premises and conclusions (as in Chp. 1) Diagramming the structure of arguments What is the “structure” of an argument? Content (meaning) Form (hidden structure) Identify the statements in a simple argument. Use indicator words to determine the direction of the argument, including its conclusion and premises . Diagram the structure of an argument (including those with 2 or more premises.) Understand the difference between linked and convergent arguments. 1.
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