Notes- Persuasive - CRITICAL READING judging, evaluating,...

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CRITICAL READING – judging, evaluating, weighing the writer’s words carefully, and applying your reasoning powers. The Writer’s POSITION / PROPOSITION / ARGUMENT - This is the claim, the writer’s main idea or point. Position / Claim of Fact – these can be proved by citing factual evidence and the results of scientific research Position / Claim of value – They involve matters of taste, morality, opinion, and ideas about right and wrong. The support would be in the form of reasons, examples, and personal experience. Position / Claim of policy – These indicate a course of action, a proposal for change, or a problem that requires a remedy. (often includes verbs such as should, ought, need must ) DEDUCTIVE argument – the claim or position leads to supporting evidence. It’s at the beginning. INDUCTIVE argument – the claim or position derives from specific evidence. It’s at the end, following the supporting evidence. SUPPORTING EVIDENCE
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course RDG 091 taught by Professor Chaloka during the Spring '09 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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Notes- Persuasive - CRITICAL READING judging, evaluating,...

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