Arguing Cause Peer Review Matraca Mckay

I am aware my paper is not complete but what is something you think I should add into my paper?

A counterargument would be a good thing to add to your paper, though I'm not sure that there are many. — Emilie Brouse

MV- I think that it would be a good idea to add some more information around your quotes to support them better. -MV

Are my citations correct?

Yes! They look great. — Emilie Brouse

MV- They look good to me! -MV

Does the argument answer the basic question: Why did this happen? What questions are you left with after reading the argument?

I think that your argument did answer why the problem has happened. I'm just left with the question of what view the opposing side holds. — Emilie Brouse

MV- I think what you have so far does answer the basic questions. I also am left wondering what some of the counter arguments are. -MV

Does the writer establish that the problem exists and that we should care about it? What is missing?

Yes. The problem is well established. — Emilie Brouse

MV- I think you did a great job establishing what the problem is and why I should care. -MV

What seem to be the main points of the argument?

Some of the main points that I gathered from your argument are that the structure of children's lifestyle is the main contributor to childhood obesity and that it's becoming more and more of a problem in our society. — Emilie Brouse

MV- So far it sounds like the main arguments are that childhood obesity is caused by an increase in portion sizes along with a shift in how most Americans now live their lives on the go. -MV

Does the writer genuinely address opposition? What additional opposing viewpoints could the writer address? Can you imagine other objections to the argument?

There was really no opposition addressed in the paper so far. — Emilie Brouse

MV- Addressing the opposition is something that you need to work on. Once you address some of the counter arguments I think your paper will seem much more complete. -MV

What were your reactions to the text as you were reading it?

I thought it was a solid argument! You provided a lot of nice examples and held my attention. The comparison of portions and calories from 20 years ago to today was a nice addition. — Emilie Brouse

MV- I found the majority of your supporting facts and quotes as very interesting information. -MV

What is the argument's greatest weakness?

The only weakness I feel really exists in your argument is the lack of counterargument. — Emilie Brouse

MV- I think that the lack of counter arguments is this papers greatest weakness. -MV

What is the argument's greatest strength?

Nice real world examples and really interesting! Nice casual style. — Emilie Brouse

MV- I think that your greatest strength is the facts that you have to support your argument. -MV

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