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Argumentative Writing

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Transcript of Argumentative Writing

Argumentation
Jesse Perez
Matt Fogenay
Francis Judilla
Casey Bibiano
Erica Hasler

Writing Argumentation
When writing argumentative, your essay should consist of an introduction that states your viewpoints and is then followed by a thesis. Three paragraphs are then devoted to your supporting evidence. Lastly is the conclusion that brings together all your evidence, thesis and should have effectively changed the minds of the reader to the stance you are defending.
Life Examples
And Visual Representation
Argumentation Vocabulary
Persuasion: a general term that refers to how a writer influences an audience to adopt a belief.
Purpose: what you expect your argument to accomplish.
Thesis: The position you will argue in your essay.
Antithesis: A statement that asserts the opposite position of yours.
Evidence: facts/opinions in support of your position.
-Fact: statements people can agree as true.
-Opinion: how you choose to interpret the facts.
Refutation: Addressing the objections in your essay to further convince that your argument is void of any weaknesses.

What Is Argumentation?
And

That's How

You Get Away With Murder

Fallacies
Argumentation is the practice of reasoning to assert the logic in your debatable position and/or beliefs.
-An illogical statement that may sound reasonable or true, but are actually deceptive or dishonest.
Begging the question
-creating a statement and just asking the audience to assume it's true.
Analogy
-comparison with unlike objects; simply having one does not make an argument valid.
Personal Attack
-Don't insult anyone.
Hasty Generalization-
Don't make conclusion before enough facts are presented.
False Dilemma
- Don't suggest only two options when there are more choices. Don't force them to choose.
Equivocation
-Don't change the meaning or context of word.(Using human referring to human race and then also using it for a second meaning such as civilized.)
Red Herring
-Don't get off topic to distract the audience.
You also-Don't claim an argument has no value because the opponent doesn't follow his own advice.
Don't have false experts as evidence or misleading statistics.

Non-Fiction
The Declaration of Independence
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Literary Fiction
Paradise Lost
“Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit
Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste
Brought Death into the World, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat,”
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