Starting the Argument Process

John with books_InPixio

So far we’ve looked at an example and the structure of arguments, now let us apply it.

Structure:

Topic Sentence

Statement / Claim

Evidence / Example

Explanation / Transition

Using this structure, I want you to work on writing, in your research journal, one of your argument paragraphs. You will start it here, refine it by adding evidence from a source and citing it later, and then post it under “Class Exercises” to the forum “Argument Example Paragraph”

This should be done by 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 24. We will discuss it in class on Monday (ENGL 102.17) or Tuesday (ENGL 102.08).

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BA in History from Northwestern State, MA in English from Northwestern State, and PhD in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University. Big into comic books and visual rhetoric. Assistant Professor of English at Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC.

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