Constructing an Argument<br />Taking a Stand<br />
Fact<br />There is a big Walmart in Victoria<br />There are laws against gay marriage in the US<br />Students pay tuition ...
Opinion<br />Walmart is evil<br />The laws against gay marriage are wrong<br />Students pay too much money for tuition<br />
Argument<br />We should (or should not) boycott Walmart<br />The laws in the US against Gay marriage should be changed (or...
A Good Argument presents a Call to Action<br />
Therefore, A Good Argument<br />Applies to a context beyond the individual<br />Suggests that Something is at Stake<br />C...
You will also need to<br />Appeal to Values<br />Include a refutation<br />Avoid logical fallacies<br />
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Constructing An Argument

  1. 1. Constructing an Argument<br />Taking a Stand<br />
  2. 2. Fact<br />There is a big Walmart in Victoria<br />There are laws against gay marriage in the US<br />Students pay tuition fees<br />
  3. 3. Opinion<br />Walmart is evil<br />The laws against gay marriage are wrong<br />Students pay too much money for tuition<br />
  4. 4. Argument<br />We should (or should not) boycott Walmart<br />The laws in the US against Gay marriage should be changed (or strengthened).<br />Tuition fees should be abolished.<br />
  5. 5. A Good Argument presents a Call to Action<br />
  6. 6. Therefore, A Good Argument<br />Applies to a context beyond the individual<br />Suggests that Something is at Stake<br />Challenges accepted notions of thought or behavior<br />Invokes criteria common to everyone as a basis for choice<br />
  7. 7. You will also need to<br />Appeal to Values<br />Include a refutation<br />Avoid logical fallacies<br />

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