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A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments



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A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Argumentsprepares the reader to read and write the types of argument-related source-based writing they are most likely to encounter in college. Prepares students to read and write the types of argument-related source-based writing they are most likely to encounter in college. academic arguments. General Interest; Improving Writing

Table of Contents

What Makes an Academic Argument ldquo;Academicrdquo;?
What ldquo;Argumentrdquo; Means in an Academic Setting
Context Is Everything: Understanding the Rhetorical Situation of Academic
Arguments Elements of the Rhetorical Situation
Writer Audience Topic Occasion Purpose
How the Elements of the Rhetorical Situation
Are Interconnected Reading: ldquo;Generation Q,rdquo; by Thomas L. Friedman
A Final Note about Purpose and Writing
Academic Arguments To Persuade
Readers To Gain a Better
Understanding of the Topic
You Address To Learn about
Yourself To Reconcile or Mediate To Determine
What Is True Qualities of Effective Academic
Arguments Using Clear Structures and Precise
Language Supporting Arguments
Properly Qualifying Placing
Arguments in Context Employing an Appropriate
Voice and Tone Following Established
Conventions Recognizing Audience
Needs Qualities of Ineffective
Academic Arguments Unclear and Imprecise Writing
Employing Unsupported Assertions
Lacking Context Employing an Inappropriate
Tone and Voice Ignoring Disciplinary Conventions Ignoring Opposing
Points of View Employing
Unqualified Assertions Ignoring Audience Chapter
The Elements of Persuasive Academic Arguments
What Makes Academic Arguments Persuasive?
Logos: The Role of Logic and Reason in Academic
Arguments Claims Grounds Explanations
Qualifications Rebuttals
Logos in Action: A Sample Argument
Reading: Letter to the Editor
Common Logos-related Fallacies
Pathos: The Role of Emotion in Academic
Arguments Pathos in Action: A Sample Essay 108 101
Reflections on the Revolution in France(1790) 113   emocracy?
Mapping the Past Were the Railroads
Indispensable to Economic Growth?
Debating The Past
Were the Industrialists Robber
Barons or Savvy Entrepreneurs?
American Society in the Industrial
Age Middle-Class Life Skilled and Unskilled
Workers Working Women Farmers
Working-Class Family Life
Working-Class Attitudes Working Your Way Up
The New Immigration
New Immigrants Face
New Nativism
The Expanding City and Its Problems
Teeming Tenements
The Cities Modernize
Leisure Activities: More Fun and Games
Christianity s Conscience and the Social ;&n hes on imperialism
Beveridge (Indiana) and Senator George Hoar (Massachusetts)
United States Senate
January 9, 1900 14.6 Speech by President William McKinley
14.7a Poem by Rudyard Kipling
The White Man s Burden
1899 14.7b Poem by Ernest Howard Crosby
The Real White Man s Burden, 1899 14.8a Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League
October 18, 1899 14.8b Speech on imperialism
United States Senate
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