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Argument (good and bad)

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Jonathan Rossing

on 21 September 2011

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IUPUI was the right school choice for me because it featured the perfect blend of personal, academic, and urban advantages IUPUI has academic advantages IUPUI has personal advantages IUPUI has urban advantages IUPUI has a cool downtown campus IUPUI has a diverse student body IUPUI has good internship opportunities IUPUI has great majors IUPUI has the best of IU and PU IUPUI is close to home IUPUI allows me to work and go to school IUPUI has academic advantages
IUPUI has Personal Advantages Support & explanation Evening Classes Friday Classes Online classes "PRUNING" your Argument Writing an argument:
What to do and not to 1. No structure 2. No support / evidence 3. No explanation Imagine paper on "Why I chose IUPUI" IUPUI has great majors IUPUI is close to home IUPUI has a diverse student body IUPUI has a cool downtown campus IUPUI has the best of IU and PU IUPUI has good internship opportunities IUPUI allows me to work and go to school From a Semiotic perspective "Girl Like Me" reveals how HAIR has become a sign with mythic meaning and it begins the process of deconstructing/challenging that myth. Hair has become a sign with connotative meaning. Several connotative meanings for HAIR are linked to dominant ideologies about race and beauty. "Girl Like Me" not only calls attention to an underexamined "myth" but also deconstructs it. Evidence Why I chose IUPUI
(unstructured) Why I chose IUPUI
(with structure) 4. Irrelevant information Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence IUPUI was the right school choice for me because it featured the perfect blend of personal, academic, and urban advantages IUPUI has academic advantages IUPUI has personal advantages IUPUI has urban advantages IUPUI has a cool downtown campus IUPUI has a diverse student body IUPUI has good internship opportunities IUPUI has great majors IUPUI has the best of IU & PU IUPUI is close to home IUPUI allows me to work and go to school Why I chose IUPUI
(with structure) Online classes
Evening classes
Friday classes Support & explanation
Support & explanation From a Semiotic perspective "Girl Like Me" reveals how HAIR has become a sign with mythic meaning and it begins the process of deconstructing/challenging that myth. Hair has become a sign with connotative meaning. Hair color has connotative meaning Hair texture has connotative meaning Hair that's been treated or extended has connotative meaning Every point needs support and explanation - don't assume that what you've written is "obvious" or "common sense" These points are a step in the right direction, but they lack support & explanation From a Semiotic perspective "Girl Like Me" reveals how HAIR has become a sign with mythic meaning and it begins the process of deconstructing/challenging that myth. Hair has become a sign with connotative meaning. Hair color has connotative meaning Hair texture has connotative meaning Hair that's been treated or extended has connotative meaning The additional clarification ensures that your reader better understands your point. Blond hair
Red hair
Grey hair (men vs. women) Naturally curly / frizzy
Naturally straight Hair extensions
Roots
Highlights From a Semiotic perspective "Girl Like Me" reveals how HAIR has become a sign with mythic meaning and it begins the process of deconstructing/challenging that myth. Hair has become a sign with connotative meaning. Hair color has connotative meaning The additional explanation ensures that you've proven you know what you're talking about.
Blond hair
Red hair
Grey hair (men vs. women) IUPUI was the right school choice for me because it featured the perfect blend of personal, academic, and urban advantages IUPUI has academic advantages IUPUI has personal advantages IUPUI has urban advantages IUPUI is close to home IUPUI allows me to work and go to school Why I chose IUPUI
(with structure) Online classes
Evening classes Support & explanation
Support & explanation Online classes allow the flexibility to work late at night or not worry about missing class if I get called in to work. Most days I work day shifts so it's helpful to be able to come to campus for classes at night. Blond hair is often associated with intelligence or beauty Red hair is often associated with having a temper or being sharp tongued Grey hair is seen as a mark of distinction for men, but is often a feared sign of aging for women. Your knowledge / understanding isn't "real" until you've created it in your paper. IUPUI has urban advantages
Why I Chose IUPUI Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation IUPUI has academic advantages
IUPUI has Personal Advantages Support & explanation Evening Classes Online classes IUPUI has urban advantages
Why I Chose IUPUI Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation Support & explanation Make good decisions about what to keep & what to cut
Keep only what helps you prove your claim and knowledge
"Information dumping" won't help you
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