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Rc and c 3

  1. 1. Critical Reading and Critique: Part 3<br />
  2. 2. Monty Python’s Fallacies<br />How many did you find?<br />Let’s share the results.<br />
  3. 3. Exploring Reasons for Agreement and Disagreement<br />Exercise 2.4<br />Go to a website that presents short persuasive essays on current social issues, such as reason.com, opinion-pages.org, drudgereport.com or speakout.com. Locate a selection ona topic of interest that takes a clear, argumentative position. <br />Write one paragraph summarizing the key argument.<br />Write two paragraphs articulating your agreement or disagreement with the author.<br />Devote each of the two paragraphs to a single point.<br />
  4. 4. For Class Discussion<br />Title and author of website<br />Argument made<br />Your take on it<br />
  5. 5. The Key is Identifying the Assumptions <br />Assumptions are the foundation on which arguments are built. <br />You must identify them accurately and fairly.<br />
  6. 6. Your Job is to Evaluate the Assumptions<br />You will determine the validity of the assumptions based on your own:<br />experience<br />observations<br />reading<br />values<br />
  7. 7. The Critique<br />Determine what an author says<br />How well the points are made<br />What assumptions underlie the argument<br />What issues are overlooked<br />What implications can be drawn from such an analysis<br />
  8. 8. A Good Critique<br />Fair and accurate<br />Draw on and cite information from other sources<br />Include a statement of your assumptions<br />
  9. 9. Exercise 2.5<br />Write an informal response to the critique.<br />What are its strengths and weaknesses?<br />To what extent does the critique follow the general Guidelines for Writing Critiques<br />

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