What are the reasons for arguments?
What are the reasons for arguments? Keep notes for two days about every single argument you make, using the definitions and concepts in chapter 1 to guide you. Then, identify your reasons for arguing – how many times did you aim to convince? To inform? To persuade? To explore? To understand?
Next, after reviewing your log and completing the reading this week, write a one-paragraph reflection that explains who you are as an arguer. Questions you might consider include: how do you define the term argument? Which arguments do you participate in that are most effective? What patterns do you see emerging when you assess your arguments?
Then, in a second paragraph, discuss the role pathos plays in your arguments and how it impacts the effectiveness of argument. Finally, end this paragraph by setting a goal for yourself: how you can improve as an arguer? (Note: both paragraphs should be completed after the log on the same document.)
Complete the argument log Download the argument logto track this information (Note: some of you may not need to complete every row of the log; some of you may need to add rows. Personalize the number of rows to meet your individual needs.) Submit your log with 2-paragraph reflection as one Word document.