Logical fallacies (see Keyes 66-69):
Emotionally loaded terms- words with positive
connotations used to sway readers to an authors point of
view or the opposite (negative connotations).
o They are okay to use but should not constitute the
entire support f
There must be a connection between a claim and the support
you provide for that claim.
Underlying assumptions connect the support to the claim. As a
writer, you are expecting your readers to accept your
The subject of my paper will be gun control. I will argue that gun
ownership should be restricted both in terms of who can own a gun
and what types of guns should be owned by civilians. The major
portion of my paper will describe the hazards of g
Copyright 2003 Globe Newspaper Company
The Boston Globe
January 19, 2003, Sunday, THIRD EDITION
SECTION: IDEAS; Pg. A102
LENGTH: 1154 words
HEADLINE: THINKING BIG Kirk O. Hanson is university
professor and executive director of the Markkula Center for
Grammar Exercise- Commas
1. Although the vote was close we passed the motion.
2. Whatever happens the show must go on.
3. To make the most of her opportunity she studied every day.
4. Unfortunately I never learned to swim.
5. I got up took a shower and le
Book with one author (see Source Shot 6, Keys p. 236)
Year of Pub
City of Pub
Loiselle, D. L. (2005). The river ran over Charlestown. Boston:
Last name, First initial, Second initial (if given).
Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation
Summary and paraphrase: Keys 147-150
Quotations: Keys 150-156
Summary: a brief restatement, in your own words, of the
content of a passage (a group of paragraphs, a chapter, an
article, a book). This restatement should f
Author named in the text
One writer, Loiselle (2005), claimed that the world will end in
twenty-two years (p. 23).
Loiselle (2005) claimed, this world will be gone by 2025 (p. 22).
If multiple pages, use:
When to use commas
(See pages 462-470 in Keys)
1. Between two independent clauses connected by a coordinating
conjunction (and, or, but, nor, for, or yet. (Optional in short
sentences.) See page 465
My brother drives American cars, but my si
Read Henry Porters essay Now the Talk Is about Bringing Back
Torture beginning on page 675 in Patterns across Cultures.
Part A. 80 Pts
Write a detailed summary of the essay. Be sure to include the
In-class assignments for APA
Book Title: Last Tango in Tuscany
Author: John J. Green
Published in: New York
Published in: 2006
Published by: Butler Press
Some people cheat today not just because they want to get ahead, but more
1. There were (two hundred and twenty or 220) horses in the corral.
2. There were (five hundred or 500) horses in the corral.
3. Over (50 million or fifty million) Americans voted in the presidential election.
4. More than (ninety-
Keys 495-496- quotes and examples
Spell out numbers that begin a sentence
e.g. Five hundred books were damaged in the flood.
Convention: humanities and business letters
1. Use words for numbers expressible in one or two words and for
An argument synthesis is persuasive in purpose.
The thesis for an argument synthesis is a claim about which
reasonable people could disagree.
The strategy of your argument synthesis is therefore to find
and use convincing
Bird, L. (2009, October 12). Nothing but net. Sports Illustrated,
This article lists several characteristics of professional
athletes that can be used to support my thesis. The author
has credibility because he played professi
Research Paper Assignment
Assignment: Write an argument paper. Select your own topic.
I will expect to find:
o A clear, articulate thesis statement.
o Support for your thesis statement and other claims made in your