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Week 13: Argumentative Proposal or Essay

Assignments for the Week
 

Day 25 -- Tuesday 23 April 2002
WORD OF THE DAY: From Merriam-Webster
(archive)



Old Business / Announcements:

Writing Argumentative Essays -- Bill Daly

  • 2002 Anthropology Honors Presentations, Wednesday, April 24, 3:15, Humanities 468
    • Rachel Plamannan: "A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Street Children in the United States, India & Brazil"
    • Tara Haynes: "The Effects of Yoga on Minda and Body"

  • Presentations
  • UMD Survey

TOPICS FOR DAY:

Analytical Presentations, Session #1: Week 13 -- Day 25, Tuesday, 23 April 2002

Time
Presentor
Topic
09:30 - 09:40
Tim Procedures Introduction
09:40 - 09:50
Luke Mandatory Arrest in Domestic Abuse Calls
09:50 - 10:00
Kelly Spirit Mountain Golf Course Development
10:00 - 10:10
Ryan Assassination of John F. Kennedy
10:10 - 10:20
Jacqui Violence and TV
10:20 - 10:30
Alyson Alternative School Calendar
10:30 - 10:40 Tim Brissett and Oldenburg's Article Questions
 

 

  1. Review Handbook assignments
      • Ch. 05 "Thinking Critically: Constructing and Analyzing Arguments"
        • 5j2 "The Toulmin System" (pp. 92 - 93)
          • Useful Lists and Guidelines: "Analyzing an Argument with the Classical System" (pp. 99 - 100)

  2. "How to write a business letter," Malcolm Forbes
  1. Prepare a preliminary bibliography of at 3-5 sources which you expect to use for your (argumentative) proposal / essay ( P#5). Continue to look for additional sources for your proposal / essay (project #5). Read as much as you can about your problem for Paper #5. At the minimum, read at least one of the items from the bibliography. Identify the main argument of the author(s). List the types of support the authors use to support their main claim. Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the major premise. Follow The New St. Martin's Handbook, Chs. 41 and 42.
  1. Begin Paper #5 "prewriting" and "freewriting". This time around, number the paragraphs when you do your "freewriting" ( = paragraph):

    • #1 Exactly what is the problem? Write one paragraph defining the problem.

    • #2 Who does the problem affect? Write one paragraph describing who the problem affects.

    • #3 Why does the problem need a solution now? Why can't it wait? Write one paragraph explaining why the problem must be addressed now.

    • #4 Exactly what has to be done now? Write one paragraph indicating the apparent solution.

    • #5 Who can do something about the problem? Who grants money? Who provides other resources? What do they need to know? Specifically who is the person who, or what is the committee or organization which, you think can help solve the problem? Make a note of that. [This is just another audience definition problem.]


Day 26 -- Thursday 25 April 2002
WORD OF THE DAY: From Merriam-Webster
(archive)



Old Business / Announcements:
    • Ch. 05 "Thinking Critically: Constructing and Analyzing Arguments"
      • 5j2 "The Toulmin System" (pp. 92 - 92, 99-100)
        • Useful Lists and Guidelines: "Analyzing an Argument with the Classical System" (pp. 99 - 100)

  • "Abstracts," M. C. Hairston, Successful Writing, 2nd ed.. New York: W.W. Norton, 1986, pp. 223 - 227.

TOPICS FOR DAY:

  1. Toulman Papers

    • Using the Toulman System develop one of the following argumentative essays:

    (it is fine, actually recommended, if you work on this project with someone else)

    • #1: "Should colleges and universitits include community service as part of the requirements for graduating with a bachelor's degree?" -- Group 1, Spring 2001

    • #2: "Is it better to move from high school directly to college, or should high school graduates get some full-time work experience before they return to school?" -- Group 1, Spring 2001

    Exercise 5.6, from The St. Martin's Workbook, 3rd. ed., p. 75

    Cf. The New St. Martin's Handbook, pp. 92-93, 99-100

  2. "Abstracts," M. C. Hairston, Successful Writing, 2nd ed.. New York: W.W. Norton, 1986, pp. 223 - 227.

  3. Have you ordered your MINITEX or other interlibrary loan materials yet for your argumentative proposal / essay (P#5)? Why not?

  4. Review Discussion of and in-class work on developing (argumentative) proposal / essay (P#5). Work on paragraph #1, "What is the problem?," and paragraph #2, "Who does the problem affect?"

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