The Thesis Statement
What is a thesis statement?
A thesis statement is one or two sentences that express clearly and concisely the main
ideas of your paper. It should argue a position and answer questions posed by your paper.
It provides structure for t
Distinguishing between Facts and Opinions
What are facts?
Reality, truth, something known to have
What are opinions?
A view or judgment formed about
something, not necessarily based on fact or
What is an infor
Organizing Your Argument
How can I effectively present my argument?
Use an organizational structure that arranges
the argument in a way that will make sense to
the reader. TheToulmin Methodof logic is a
common and easy to use formula for
organizing an ar
Fallacious reasoning keeps us
from knowing the truth, and
the inability to think critically
makes us vulnerable to
manipulation by those skilled
in the art of rhetoric.
What is a Logical Fallacy?
A logical fallacy is, roughl
The Journal of Effective Teaching
an online journal devoted to teaching excellence
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief:
Are Grades a Necessary Evil?
Russell L. Herman1
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
No matter how much we employ in
Question 3 - Three forces 171: E: and E are acting on a weightless past. If the
reaction ii at the support is E = 2'1' + j' + 6-111, nd the magnitude of each
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