How Do We Read Arguments Lb

How do we read arguments?

Why Read?

  • We need to start reading because when reading it helps us understand the basics of writing.
  • Reading can help you learn new vocabulary.
  • In a nut shell reading strengthens our brains and helps us become more intelligent in a way.

Reading strategies

  • Have a clear specific purpose every time you read.
  • You shouldn't read everything the same way.
  • Before reading scan the table of contents, headings, tables and key words.
  • Skim quickly through the whole text.

While reading

  • If you encounter a confusing paragraph, stop!
  • Take notes while reading.
  • Write down your reactions to the argument.

While reviewing

  • Stop reading and recall what you've just read.
  • Be very repetitive with what you read, it helps you remember the information.
  • Improve concentration by limiting distractions.

Reading Rhetorically

  • Closely studying an arguments rhetorical elements can deepen your understanding of its message.

Author and Audience

  • Helping know the Author and audience will give us insight to what they want us to understand and what message to deliver.


  • Genres often use similar types of support like writing styles and organizational patterns.


  • Must include something about the argument at hand.

A guided argument of a scholarly argument

  • Identify the catalyst
  • What is the research question?
  • Identify the central claim
  • What is the title of the article? Does it give us a clue about the article thesis?
  • Identify the support
  • What are some possible implications of these findings?
  • identify the linkages
  • Where do they help readers interpret their statistics?
  • Identify their implications
  • What are the consequences or effects of the arguments?
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