Monday, January 29, 2007
Monday, January 29
We came up with the following definition of argument: A discussion of differing points of view; a controversial opinion; a debate over a subject where there are 2 or more sides; a debatable subject or issue; "a course of reasoning demonstrating truth or falsehood; a persuasive reason" (American Heritage Dictionary).
"In argumentative writing you take a stand on a debatable issue" (Hacker 344).
After jotting down their reflections, students then responded to each other's responses with a counterargument.
We started a grammar quiz which we will complete on Wednesday.
Lastly, we reviewed the exercises in Writing with a Thesis pp. 1-10. Homework is to read and answer all the questions for pp. 10-21. Additionally, students are to bring in an example of a visual argument to class to share.
Students need their Rules for Writers, dictionary and WWT daily.