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  • 1. COURSE GOALS
    MASTERY OF THE BASICS OF ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING
    ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND USE RHETORICAL APPEALS
    ACCESS A TREASURE TROVE OF WRITING TECHNIQUES OR “MOVES” FOR GUIDING YOUR ARGUMENT ALONG AND CONNECTING IT TO A LARGER CONVERSATION
    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
    ENRICH CULTURAL LITERARCY
  • 2. ARGUMENTS
    MASTERY OF THE BASICS OF ARGUMENTATIVE WRITINGA. MAJOR CLAIM (THESIS)B. REASONS FOR ARGUINGC. MINOR CLAIMSD. EVIDENCE*PRECISE THESES*APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATION*CORRECT GRAMMAR*FLUID PROSE
  • 3. RHETORICAL APPEALS
    ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND USE RHETORICAL APPEALS
    A. ETHOS*character, credibility, or reliability of the writerB. PATHOS*emotional appeal; appeals to an audience's needs, values, and emotional sensibilitiesC. LOGOS*logic or reason; depends on the use of inductive or deductive reasoningD. MORE COMING…
  • 4. MOVES
    ACCESS A TREASURE TROVE OF WRITING TECHNIQUES OR “MOVES” FOR GUIDING YOUR ARGUMENT ALONG AND CONNECTING IT TO A LARGER CONVERSATION
    A. “THEY SAY”,
    B. “HER POINT IS”
    C. “AS HE HIMSELF PUTS IT”
    D. “YES/NO/OKAY BUT”
    E. “AND YET”
    F. MORE COMING…
  • 5. PRACTICE
    4. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
    A. DIFFERENT KINDS OF ARGUMENTS: RHETORICAL ANALYSIS, DEFINITION, EVALUATION, REBUTTAL, AND RESEARCHED
    B. WRITING WORKSHOPS
    C. WRITING CENTER
    D. ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS IN OFFICE HOURS
  • 6. CULTURE
    4. ENRICH CULTURAL LITERARCY
    A. GOOD FILM AND TV
    B. GOOD SPOTS ON CAMPUS
    1. DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS
    2. SNITE MUSEUM OF ART
    3. MORE COMING…
  • 7. More on LOGOS - REASONING
    INDUCTIVE REASONING
    Studies show that after viewing ‘Almost Famous,’ high school students are more likely to read some form of rock criticism (in print or online), so screening ‘Almost Famous’ could be used to encourage college students to read rock criticism as well.
    DEDUCTIVE REASONING
    The band Stillwater has received massive fan support in every town where it has played, so there is no reason that they will not receive massive fan support in South Bend.
  • 8. LOGICAL FALLACIES
  • 9. Begging the QuestionFilthy and polluting coal should be banned.
  • 10. Either/orWe can either stop using cars or destroy the earth.
  • 11. False AnalogiesI got an A on my FYC essay that I wrote in 30 minutes. I should write my Philosophy essay in 30 minutes.
  • 12. Hasty GeneralizationEven though it's only the first day, I can tell this is going to be a boring course.
  • 13. Non sequiturIf you give up sweets, you do not have to exercise.
  • 14. Oversimplification or Circular ArgumentBarack Obama is a good communicator because he speaks effectively.
  • 15. Post hoc ergo propter hocI drank bottled water and now I am sick, so the water must have made me sick.
  • 16. Slippery slopeIf we ban Hummers because they are bad for the environment eventually the government will ban all cars, so we should not ban Hummers.
  • 17. Genetic FallacyThe Volkswagen Beetle is an evil car because it was originally designed by Hitler's army.
  • 18. Ad hominem or Name CallingGreen Peace's strategies aren't effective because they are all dirty, lazy hippies.
  • 19. Ad populumIf you were a true American you would support the rights of people to choose whatever vehicle they want.
  • 20. Red HerringThe level of mercury in seafood may be unsafe, but what will fishers do to support their families?
  • 21. Straw ManPeople who don't support the proposed state minimum wage increase hate the poor.
  • 22. Moral EquivalenceThat parking attendant who gave me a ticket is as bad as Hitler.

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