Applying Stock Issues
               to an Argument



RHETORIC I                           Bruce Clary
Fall 2009         ...
Let’s Review Stock Issues




RHETORIC I                           Bruce Clary
Fall 2009                            Instru...
But first, let’s remind ourselves
     why we are doing this…



RHETORIC I                     Bruce Clary
Fall 2009      ...
It’s not about the “stock issues”
(or the “elements of critical thinking”);
          they are just models.



RHETORIC I ...
This is about ways to discover
         what we think. It’s about
      brainstorming, generating ideas
     that become c...
Topicality
Is anything irrelevant, off-topic, off the subject?




RHETORIC I                                      Bruce C...
Inherency
Are the real causes of the problem identified
and addressed? Are important factors
overlooked or ignored?




RHE...
Significance
How bad are the problems? Bad enough to
justify the plan? How big will the improvements
be? Big enough to just...
Workability
Is the plan realistic? Do the resources exist to
implement the plan? What in the plan would be
difficult to act...
Solvency




RHETORIC I              Bruce Clary
Fall 2009               Instructor
Solvency
Will the proposal or plan really produce the
benefits claimed, i.e., solve the problem or
accrue the advantages? H...
Disadvantages
What unintended, negative consequences will
result from implementing the plan?




RHETORIC I               ...
Comparative Advantages
What advantages will the plan produce? Do they
outweigh the disadvantages?




RHETORIC I          ...
Small Group-Class Discussion




RHETORIC I                                  Bruce Clary
Fall 2009                        ...
Small Group-Class Discussion
  Use the individual stock issues analyze Dershowitz’s
  argument.




RHETORIC I            ...
Small Group-Class Discussion
  Use the individual stock issues analyze Dershowitz’s
  argument.

  Use the stock issue pro...
Review Elements of
              Critical Thinking



RHETORIC I                        Bruce Clary
Fall 2009             ...
Elements of Thought Model




RHETORIC I                               Bruce Clary
Fall 2009                              ...
Elements of Thought Model
Whenever we think,




RHETORIC I                               Bruce Clary
Fall 2009           ...
Elements of Thought Model
Whenever we think,
     we think for a purpose
     within a point of view
     based on assumpt...
Elements of Thought Model
Whenever we think,
     we think for a purpose
     within a point of view
     based on assumpt...
Elements of Thought Model




RHETORIC I                               Bruce Clary
Fall 2009                              ...
Elements of Thought Model
Whenever we think,




RHETORIC I                               Bruce Clary
Fall 2009           ...
Elements of Thought Model
Whenever we think,
     we think for a ____________
     within a ________________
     based on...
Elements of Thought Model
Whenever we think,
     we think for a ____________
     within a ________________
     based on...
Consider also…




RHETORIC I                    Bruce Clary
Fall 2009                     Instructor
Consider also…
  1. Checklist for Critical Thinking (p. 14)




RHETORIC I                                     Bruce Clary...
Consider also…
  1. Checklist for Critical Thinking (p. 14)
  2. Checklist for Examining Assumptions (p. 19)




RHETORIC ...
Consider also…
  1. Checklist for Critical Thinking (p. 14)
  2. Checklist for Examining Assumptions (p. 19)
  3. Checklis...
Keep your eyes on the prize




RHETORIC I                                 Bruce Clary
Fall 2009                          ...
Keep your eyes on the prize

              Moving from cocksure ignorance
                to thoughtful uncertainty.




R...
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Applying Stock Issues

  1. 1. Applying Stock Issues to an Argument RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  2. 2. Let’s Review Stock Issues RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  3. 3. But first, let’s remind ourselves why we are doing this… RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  4. 4. It’s not about the “stock issues” (or the “elements of critical thinking”); they are just models. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  5. 5. This is about ways to discover what we think. It’s about brainstorming, generating ideas that become content for essays. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  6. 6. Topicality Is anything irrelevant, off-topic, off the subject? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  7. 7. Inherency Are the real causes of the problem identified and addressed? Are important factors overlooked or ignored? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  8. 8. Significance How bad are the problems? Bad enough to justify the plan? How big will the improvements be? Big enough to justify the plan? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  9. 9. Workability Is the plan realistic? Do the resources exist to implement the plan? What in the plan would be difficult to actually carry out? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  10. 10. Solvency RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  11. 11. Solvency Will the proposal or plan really produce the benefits claimed, i.e., solve the problem or accrue the advantages? How do you know? What evidence exists to suggest the desired results will be achieved? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  12. 12. Disadvantages What unintended, negative consequences will result from implementing the plan? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  13. 13. Comparative Advantages What advantages will the plan produce? Do they outweigh the disadvantages? RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  14. 14. Small Group-Class Discussion RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  15. 15. Small Group-Class Discussion Use the individual stock issues analyze Dershowitz’s argument. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  16. 16. Small Group-Class Discussion Use the individual stock issues analyze Dershowitz’s argument. Use the stock issue prompts to brainstorm responses or counter-arguments to Dershowitz. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  17. 17. Review Elements of Critical Thinking RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  18. 18. Elements of Thought Model RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  19. 19. Elements of Thought Model Whenever we think, RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  20. 20. Elements of Thought Model Whenever we think, we think for a purpose within a point of view based on assumptions leading to implications and consequences. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  21. 21. Elements of Thought Model Whenever we think, we think for a purpose within a point of view based on assumptions leading to implications and consequences. We use data, facts, and experiences to make inferences and judgments based on concepts and theories to answer a question or solve a problem. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  22. 22. Elements of Thought Model RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  23. 23. Elements of Thought Model Whenever we think, RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  24. 24. Elements of Thought Model Whenever we think, we think for a ____________ within a ________________ based on _______________ leading to ______________ and consequences. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  25. 25. Elements of Thought Model Whenever we think, we think for a ____________ within a ________________ based on _______________ leading to ______________ and consequences. We use ______, facts, and experiences to make _____________ and judgments based on ___________ and theories to answer a ____________ or solve a problem. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  26. 26. Consider also… RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  27. 27. Consider also… 1. Checklist for Critical Thinking (p. 14) RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  28. 28. Consider also… 1. Checklist for Critical Thinking (p. 14) 2. Checklist for Examining Assumptions (p. 19) RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  29. 29. Consider also… 1. Checklist for Critical Thinking (p. 14) 2. Checklist for Examining Assumptions (p. 19) 3. Checklist for Evaluating Letters of Response (p. 22) RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  30. 30. Keep your eyes on the prize RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor
  31. 31. Keep your eyes on the prize Moving from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty. RHETORIC I Bruce Clary Fall 2009 Instructor

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