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A Model Visual Argument

You may be wondering if the Visual Argument you produced recently is a good enough representative of your critical skills to be included in your Portfolio. Many of you, I fear, didn’t think the assignment was terribly important when we … Continue reading

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Common Sentence Problems

Count/Noncount Plurals When the local police force is unable to handle a crime that is committed in their district they normally call in help from surrounding police departments. Parallel Comparisons College judicial systems are just as crooked and backwards as … Continue reading

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Argument Clarity

Spell It Out The following paragraph contains plenty of argument elements but doesn’t guide readers to a clear understanding of its thesis. The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was created to not improve the reading and math skills … Continue reading

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Research Position Paper—David Hodges

How to Eradicate Polio In 2003, we nearly saved the world. We had already saved it once, back in the 1970s, when the United Nations and the World Health Organization joined forces to rid the world of the scourge of … Continue reading

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A Model Rebuttal Argument

Still struggling with rebuttal as a concept? Having trouble understanding what a good rebuttal argument might look like? Michael Tomasky has written a doozy for the Daily Beast that refutes the “dumbest argument” the gun lobby makes time and again … Continue reading

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Causal Argument Types

In the post for Assignment A11: Causal Essay, I’ve provided each of you some specific recommendations you might find helpful in crafting Causal Arguments for your research topics. While you put your arguments together, decide what sort of framework suits … Continue reading

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Sample Works Cited

Beginning with the Definition Essay, your Shorter Arguments and of course your Research Paper will have to include a Works Cited. Please understand this is different from a Bibliography, which identifies every source you consulted in your research. The Works … Continue reading

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