Goal: To express a complete argument analysis in written form.
One of the pre-Socratics
John Stuart Mill
John Paul Sartre
Charles Sanders Peirce
Simone de Beauvoir
Or modern issues such as but not limited to:
The Black Lives Matter Movement
Details of the paper
Give a broad overview of your chosen topic
Define an argument by finding a claim (conclusion) the topic makes
Find the reasons (premises) for that claim 2 or 3.
Define the boundaries the paper is limited to.
Analyze how the reasons (premises) support the claim (conclusion).
Are there any fallacies or counterexamples on how the reasons support the conclusion?
Is it well structured? Does the logic flow?
Paper does not have a defined length, just make sure all the components are present.
Argument collection of statements such that there is one and only claim (conclusion) supported by one or more premises (reasons).
Claim – an assertion that something is or is not the case (also called a conclusion)
Premise – support for the claim (also called reasons)
Necessarily True – always true in every possible circumstance
Necessarily False – always false in every possible circumstance
Contingently True – true given certain circumstances
Contingently False – false given certain circumstances
True – matches reality
Criteria and their Values
Paper is worth 320points out of 1000 point value class
Criteria 1: Broad overview of the topic (worth 32 points)
Criteria 2: Specific Claim and its premises (worth 32 points)
Criteria 2: Explain what your paper will not discuss (worth 32 points)
Criteria 3: Analyze each premise and how to works alone or together with the premises to support the claim. Explicitly state if the premise is necessarily true or contingently true. If necessarily true explain why, if contingently true explain under what circumstances. (worth 32 points)
Criteria 5: Explain if there are any fallacies or counterexamples to consider within this argument? (worth 32 points)
Criteria 6: Explain given your analysis if you are convinced or not convinced by this argument. (worth 32 points)
Criteria 7: Minimum of 3 reputable sources (worth 32 points)
Criteria 8: MLA formatting (worth 32 points)
Criteria 9: Edited from EPCC writing center EPCC Writing Center (worth 32 points)
Criteria 10: Voice recording of you reading your paper out loud (worth 32 points)