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Practical Reasoning Weekly Notes 7

by: Qihua Wu

Practical Reasoning Weekly Notes 7 TPHIL 250

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This week includes the tips for writing an argumentative essay.
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Qihua Wu on Sunday November 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to TPHIL 250 at University of Washington Tacoma taught by GEE,JERAMY S. in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see PRACTICAL REASONING (I&S,QSR) in PHIL-Philosophy at University of Washington Tacoma.

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Date Created: 11/15/15
Argumentative Essays 1 Identify the question narrow the question down so it is easier to have a speci c thesis it is best to leave it out in a yes and no question so you can limit down the possible answers people would have For long arguments work out the conceptual eld Research to nd possible reasons or facts to back up your thesis Sources Informed source Impartial source Crosscheck UJN Helpful tips Always save the strongest argument for the last of course the strongest means the one that connects to thesis and is hard to object Introduction has to lead up to conclusion and jump right in to the thesis using controversy on the thesis or contemporary events that are relative to the issue are both good ways to start the essay Appeals to authority are only good when the authority is very well agreed on the subject meaning the authority is the expert on the subject Make de nite claims clear terms and avoid rhetorical questions The outline should be in premise conclusion form Dealing with objections can make the arguments stronger Ask for feedbacks Remember the valid structures and make sure you use true premises Recall the main thesis in the conclusion and furthers this idea to some other subjects


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