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A Solid Argument

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Developing a good argument is an essential part of an academic article.

Developing a good argument is an essential part of an academic article.

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  • 1. A solid argument Strategies for elaborating a good argument
  • 2. Finding an argument
    • What are the connections between your work and the work of other researchers?
    • How do you differentiate your work form theirs?
    • What is the main connection between your paper and their research?
  • 3. Parts of an argument
    • The claim : the position or conclusion the arguer wants to defend.
    • Evidence : premises and statements that give support to the claim
  • 4. Contextualizing the argument
    • What propositions have been generated about your subject?
    • Which of these have become generally accepted in the field?
    • What new propositions have you generated?
    • How does your argument relate to “taken for granted” propositons and common assumptions in the field?
  • 5. Problematizing
    • An argument establishes a problematic; when you make the case you have an issue worth writing about, your are always addressing the literature.
    • While problematizing, follow the tone an style of other articles in the preferred journal.
  • 6. If you want to know more, please visit:
    • http://austhink.com/reason/tutorials/
    • http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/argument.html
    • http://www.essex.ac.uk/myskills/skills/thinking/identifyEvaluateargument.asp

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