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The premises supply sufficient or good grounds for the conclusion
A R G Trudy Govier's A Practical Study of Argument , (3rd Ed., Wadsworth Publishing , Belmont, California 1992) as referenced by Jeff McLaughlin http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/ae/php/phil/mclaughl/courses/crit/lectures.htm
In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people's ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others' ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
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You must be able to identify the subject and verb of every sentence
Your subject and verb must agree (singular vs. plural)
You must be able to identify every Independent Clause [IC] in every sentence
Every [IC] can end with a period or connect to another [IC] with the following punctuation/connectors:
[IC], and [IC].
[IC]; however , [IC].
[IC] : Defining [IC].
(note that the colon can also be used [IC] : list or explanation .)
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[IC]; [IC]. semi-colon [IC], and [IC]. comma with fanboys connector [IC]; however , [IC]. semi-colon and comma with non-fanboys connector [IC]: [IC]. colon with capitalized IC
How To Critique Your Own Paper Essay Level What am I arguing for? (Thesis) Do I respond to the assignment or fulfill my purpose for writing? (Audience) Will my reader follow my reasoning? (Direction)
How To Critique Your Own Paper Paragraph Level Does each sentence in my paragraph relate to the topic sentence? (Cohesion) Can my readers relate each paragraph to my thesis? (Structure and Transitions)
How To Critique Your Own Paper Sentence Level Is every sentence complete? Do I know what rule explains each punctuation mark I use? Did I use only clear language to vary my sentence styles?
How To Critique Your Own Paper Word Level Are my word choices appropriate? Do corresponding terms agree grammatically? Did I use correct spelling and capitalization?
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Hacker, Diana, The Bedford Handbook , 6 th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2002. Use Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online for the Social Sciences: http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/social.html