Week 10 March 23 27

March 24

  • You all should have a complete and revised draft of your arguing cause project ready to go today.
    • Questions?
    • Concerns?
    • Problems?
  • Self Analysis time: At the end of each body paragraph, Insert a quote box answering the following questions about composing reader-centered writing (page 131 in your text):
  • Is it clear what I mean exactly?
  • Where might the reader be confused? What could be misleading or muddled?
  • How does the claim(s) in this paragraph relate to my main claim?
  • What support have I used to argue this claim? What links this support to my claim? (for these last two, you can underline the support and make bold the linkage if it is explicitly stated. If the linkage is unstated, write it out in this quote box.)

Code for this quote box:

> * Is it clear what I mean exactly?
> * Where might the reader be confused? What could be misleading or muddled?
> * How does the claim(s) in this paragraph relate to my main claim?
> * What support have I used to argue this claim? What links this support to my claim? (for these last two, you can __underline the support__ and **make bold** the linkage if it is explicitly stated. If the linkage is unstated, write it out in this quote box.)
  • Have this complete by noon on Thursday. If you are not clear in your head about what it is you are arguing on the screen, then it is not going to be clear to your reader. If you need to, talk this argument through with someone sitting near you and find some clarity. Questions to consider:
    • What is the problem? How do you know that it is a problem?
    • Is there anyone that doubts the existence or importance of this problem?
    • What has caused or contributed to the existence of this problem? What keeps it from getting fixed? How do you know this?
    • Are there any other factors causing or contributing to this? Why are these factors not the things we should be focusing on?

March 26

Reminders:

  • Self-Analysis of Arguing Cause due by noon today
  • Make any needed revisions to your draft after completing the questions in the quote boxes. If you can't answer those questions easily about each body paragraph then you need to rewrite that paragraph. Revise and edit carefully!
  • Any questions, let me know.
  • Arguing Cause Project Plan — Final due date midnight, Saturday, March 28

For Tuesday, March 31

  • Read chapter 7 of So What? and take notes. For more information about logical fallacies, check out the Purdue OWL
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