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jan rikka borre

on 28 November 2013

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Transcript of soledad

Taking a Position
central proposition or argument
X Marijuana should be considered illegal. (Not a good topic because it is too general. In some medical cases, marijuana is prescribed by the doctors and the patients are encouraged to use it in case of suffering from too much pain)

√ Selling and using marijuana in public places should be considered illegal.
Interesting topics
X We should decide whether we want a bicycle or a car. (our stand is not clear: do we support having bicycles or cars?)

√ If we are under the age of 30 and want a healthy life, we should definitely get a bicycle instead of a car.
X Are you one of those who thinks cheating is not good for students? (a question cannot be an argument)

√ Cheating helps students learn.
Explore all positions

Go beyond pure opinion

Take a measure stand

Current events
Burning issues
Dividing lines
Fresh fare
supporting points
awareness of the audience

concluding sentence
prepare your argument
make and qualify your claim
support your claim
engage the opposition
Preparing your argument

consider the situation
develop a line of reasoning
Making and qualifying your claims
distinguish facts from opinions
distinguish three types of claims
develop supportable claims
Supporting your claims
gather evidence
identify logical fallacies
distorting the issue
sabotaging the argument
drawing faulty conclusion
misusing evidence
misusing language
Engaging the opposition
make concessions
develop rebuttals
consolidate your claim
argument - not negative
to convince someone of something
Build credibility
Make logical appeals
Focus on readers' needs
Marketing vs. e-marketing. Which is more effective and efficient?

Are test scores a good judge of a student's competency?

Are violent video games a cause of the bad behavior in children?

Does age difference really make a difference in a relationship?

Are beauty pageants a mode of exploitation and sexist behavior?

Is the media being responsible or commercial?

Is terrorism and religion related?

Is global warming as serious an issue as it is made out to be?

Abstinence vs. safe sex. Which is better?
School uniforms pros and cons

Homeschooling vs. public schools, which is the better option?

Fashion vs. trends. Are they really different from each other?

Should privacy be considered as a basic individual right and be the obligation of society?

Should pornography and prostitution be legally restricted completely?
Where and how should sex education be conducted, in your opinion?

Which is the weaker sex, and why?
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