BY THE END OF LESSON #4 YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO:DESCRIBE THE CHARACTERISTICS AND DEFINING FEATURES OF ACADEMICARGUMENTATION USE A VARIETY OF STRATEGIES TO FIND ARGUABLE ISSUES TO EXPLORE DESCRIBE A TEXTS RHETORICAL CONTEXTREAD TO BELIEVE AND READ TO DOUBTANALYZE AND DISCUSS THE FEATURES AND EFFECTIVENESS OF AVARIETY OF ARGUMENTS ABOUT VIDEO GAMESUNDERSTAND THE CLASSICAL STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENTDESCRIBE, IDENTIFY, AND GIVE EXAMPLES OF THE CLASSICAL APPEALSDEFINE AND IDENTIFY AN "ISSUE QUESTION"DISTINGUISH BETWEEN A GENUINE ARGUMENT AND A PSEUDO-ARGUMENTDEFINE AND DISTINGUISH BETWEEN "CLAIMS" AND "REASONS"OBJECTIVES
You try! Informal Writing #1:2. Discuss the sample argument essay,"Petition to Waive the University MathematicsRequirement," on pages 18-21 in your WritingArguments textbook on the “Informal Writing#1” forum of the discussion board. With yourclassmates, discuss whether or not you thinkthe student who wrote the letter should beexempted from the math requirement and whyor why not. Dont forget that discussioncomments should be at least one fully-developed paragraph. After the discussion,consider how your thinking evolved during thediscussion. Did any of your classmatesviews cause you to rethink your own?
You try! Informal Writing #1:1. Brainstorm 5 debatable issues that youcould debate for the first essay; formulatean issue question for each, and sharethese with your classmates by postingthem on the “Informal Writing #1discussion forum.” Read your classmatescomments and use these ideas forinspiration if you cant think of somethingto write about for this class and othersthroughout the semester.
You try! Informal Writing #1:3. Complete the “For Class Discussion”activity on page 30 of your WritingArguments textbook for ONE of thestatements and post your answer and thenpost a reply to someone who chose adifferent statement suggesting different waysto believe and doubt the statement.
You try! Informal Writing #1:4. For each of the 5 questions on page 63(the “For Class Discussion Activity”), decidewhether the question is an issue question oran information question. If it could beboth, explain in what context it would be anissue question and in what context it would bean information question. Post your answerand then read your classmates’ answers andsee if you agree or disagree with theirreasoning.
You try! Informal Writing #1:5. Decide whether each of the issuequestions on page 65 (the “For ClassDiscussion Activity”) would lead to areasonable argument or a pseudo-argument. If you believe it would leadto a pseudo-argument, explain why.