Stanley usually used the Classical model of argument because he considered himself a classical kind of guy. As he
reviewed his argumentative essay, he mentally checked off the required components. He had an interesting and engaging
introduction, provided necessary context for his thesis statement, stated his claims in clear and strong language, and
included a call to action in the conclusion. Satisfied, Stanley considered the essay to be complete.
Unfortunately for Stanley, he has neglected to include one component of the Classical model.
What component is missing from his essay?
A discussion of what is common between the two sides of the issue
Addressing and refuting the counterargument
A proposed solution to a problem
An emphasis on rhetorical appeals, especially pathos
Raquel is working on an argumentative research paper. Her research question is, “Does access to birth control reduce the
number of unwanted teen pregnancies?”
Choose the best working thesis.
All of the following are considered best practices for conducting research except __________.
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