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Structure of an Argumentative essay

Structure of an Argumentative essay
- Argument, Premise, Conclusion.

Telling arguments from non-arguments

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  • KCZ101 Tutorial Five
  • schedule 3:30-3:45 Roll call 3:45-4:00 Structure – Argumentative essay 4:00-4:30 Argument, Premise, Conclusion. 4:30-5:15 Telling arguments from non-arguments 5:15-6:00 Individual Feedback 6:00-6:30 Feedback forms 6:30 Ricky Chan
  • Essay Structure - Argument - Premises - Conclusion - Argument - Premises - Conclusion
  • Argument, Premise , Conclusion. Argument: A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood Taxing junk food in America would benefit Americans. Most Americans eat at junk-food places more than once a week. Premises: proof or evidence for the conclusion. Eg: because, since, given that, for. Conclusion: the point of the argument. What is being ‘claimed’. Eg: thus, therefore, hence, it follows that, so, consequently Many researchers agree the habit of eating junk food causes at fast-food Most Americans eat obesity. establishments more burden the Obesity-related diseasesthan once a week. healthcare system. We should impose a tax on junk food.
  • Distinguishing Arguments from Non-arguments By Alwyn Lau Slide 4 - 17
  • Premise -> Conclusion • 1) Only tall people go to University. • 2) Shoeless Joe Jackson received an NYU degree. • 3) So, Shoeless Joe Jackson paid tuition to NYU. A premise is false Conclusion does not follow from the premise • 1) You can receive an NYU degree by paying tuition or by honorary degree . • 2) Shoeless Joe Jackson received an NYU degree. • 3) So, Shoeless Joe Jackson either paid tuition • to NYU or was given an honorary degree.
  • References Table - Argumentative essay structure (modified) http://www.englishtutes.com/Argumentative_essays/General_s tructure_of_the_argumentative_essay.shtml Table - Arguments, premises, conclusions (modified) http://wikieducator.org/Academic_writing_-_an_introduction Distinguishing arguments from non-arguments http://www.slideshare.net/tristancurrie/savedfiles?s_title=tutor ial-on-arguments-premisesconclusions&user_login=alwynlau