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Unformatted text preview: reasons. Assumptions are often times implied and not bluntly stated within an argument. Developing an argument requires one major component; evidence. Evidence should be facts, examples, data, quotations, or further reading. Richard Fulkerson came up with the STAR criteria for evaluating evidence; sufficiency, typicality, accuracy, and relevance. Arguments should also address the opposing or alternative views that can be claimed to create a stronger point. The argument should also be constructed for the audience it is intended. Analyzing rhetoric is also important aspect. One should understand the argument presented represents a larger conflict, the writers angle of vision, the motivation and purpose, and the genre. Lastly, it the book discusses the importance of examining logos, ethos, and pathos. These elements can vary dramatically....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Eriklevitt during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.
- Fall '08