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Everything is an Argument

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Kate Hodges

on 26 July 2015

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Transcript of Everything is an Argument

Everything is an Argument
Learning New Words :
Day 1
Studying Argument
There are two forms of arguing.
We will be focusing on the first definition.
We will annotate as we read, so we are monitoring the vocabulary.
Learning New Words :
Day 1
we want to avoid or identify when definition 2 is being used.
1. Argument
2. Claim
3. Counterargument
4. Reasoning
5. Logic
6. Rhetoric
7. Evidence

9. Pathos
10. Logos
11. Fallacy
12. Analogy
13. Precedents
14. Rebuttal
15. Credibility
Please keep a mental inventory of words that are familiar.
1. Argument (Noun) -

expressing a point of view on a subject and supporting it with evidence

4 criterion of a good argument

2. Claim (Noun) -

to assert in the face of possible contradiction

What is the claim in this commercial?

3. Counterargument (Noun)
- offering an opposite point of view on a subject and supporting it with evidence.

What could a counterclaim be for the commercial above?

4. Reasoning (Noun)
- a statement offered in explanation or justification, connecting the proof to the claim.

What is the reasoning in the commercial

5. Logic (Noun)
- the use of valid reasoning.

Is logic being used ? Do some research....
Evidence (Noun) -
something that furnishes proof.

What evidence did you find for the Nutella claim?

7. Rhetoric (Noun)
- the art of speaking or writing effectively.

8. Ethos (Noun) -
the character or credibility of the speaker or writer.

Give 1 example from the video.

9. Pathos (Noun) -
appeals to emotion.

Give 1 example from the video.

10. Logos (Noun) -
appeals to reason

Give 1 example from the video.

Learning New Words:
Day 2
11. Fallacy (Noun) -
arguments that are flawed by their very nature or structure


*What is the fallacy in this video? '

12. Analogy (Noun) -
explains one idea or concept by comparing it to something else.

*Make an analogy for how a circuit is similar to literature.

13. Precedent (Noun) -
any act, decision, or case that serves as a guide or justification for subsequent situations.

14. Rebuttal (Noun)
- an answer that challenges or refutes a specific claim or charge.

15. Credibility (Noun)
- the quality of being believable or worthy of trust.

* What can make a person credible? What can make an individual not

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