● The Rebuttal ○ Objection, or challenge ■ Should not be just pro or con, shouldn’t be illegal or legal ■ What is the reason of the objection? ○ Rebuttal ■ How can you counter this objection? ■ Where is the weakness in their claim? ■ Can you locate any fallacies in their position? ■ Use logic, not emotion to handle the counter ● Introduction ○ Background and Landscape ○ Segue into debate, problem, dilemma ○ Thesis ● Reason ○ Evidence ● Repeat (multiple times) ● Rebuttal ● Conclusion Annotated Bibliography 01/31/17
● Bibliographic info ○ MLA format ■ Author ■ Title of article ■ Title of journal ■ Volume ■ Date ■ Page Number ● Type of Source ○ What kind, be specific ● Audience ○ Who is this piece written for, intended audience, be specific ● Summary ○ Main arguments ○ What is the point ○ What topics are covered ○ How would you describe it to someone ● Bias ○ Is there one, directly or indirectly ○ How does it affect the credibility ● Assess and Reflects ○ Is it a useful source ○ How does it compare to others ○ Is the information reliable ○ Is it biased or objective ○ Was the source helpful to you? ○ What is the goal of the source ○ How does it shape your argument ○ How can you see it in your project ○ Has it changed how you think about the topic Mediation 02/09/17 ● Convincing ○ Logos / logic ○ Data facts stats ● Persuade ○ Pathos, emotions ● Madiate ○ Inquiry ○ “Convince all sides of the emotion or visceral perspective” ○ Start with inquiry, work toward positions, dialogue, analysis, synthesis, convince, case making, persuade, understanding difference, identify common ground, mediate ○ Provides ■ “Solutions” ■ “consensus” ■ “Options” ■ “Equitable presentation” ■ “Unbiased” ● A New truth ○ Social constructionism ● Beliefs
○ How people feel about something ○ Forces that created that belief ○ Does the reasoning rely on emotion ○ Can the reasoning be challenged without challenging the belief system ● Concept ○ What lies beneath the surface of this issue ○ Is there an idea that is fundamental to all parties involved that is outside the reasoning ■ Fear ○ How have the feelings of these sides led to a deeper level of understanding ○ Tale the conversation beyond the expected ■ Not to be engaging the reasonings ■ Want to filter out from the debate ○ Teach us something new about what may motivate these beliefs and values ○ Research the new concept, not your actual issue ● YOU ARE THE ANDERSON COOPER Structure on D2L ● Introduction ○ Provide a dynamic, fitting tactic to begin the essay ○ Provide a thorough yet concise overview of the topic to debate at hand ○ Pay particularly close attention to the main points of contention in the debate ○ State that a solution or compromise can be reached ■ Not telling you what the solution is yet ■ Makes you no longer a mediator ● Common Ground ○ What do these contrary positions share ○ Why it is a commonbond ○ What basic elements or belief do they both agree with ○ Why is this point so important ○
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