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2 Look at participation What is the authors’ argument? What are their main points? What types of appeals did they use? What is the authors’ ideological framework?

3 “ A coherent set of beliefs that people use to understand events and the behavior of other people; these beliefs are also used to predict events and behaviors”.

4 Brief Assignment 5: Analyzing Effectiveness of Support Objective: To demonstrate your ability to analyze the effectiveness of support in an argument. Description: Read the following article, and in a word essay, identify and analyze the various types of support the author or authors use and discuss how the support helps frame the authors’ ideological framework. * “Iraq and the Democratic Peace: Who Says Democracies Don’t Fight?” ( )

5 Remember that support can appear in a text in different forms, including, but not limited to logical appeals, emotional appeals, ethical appeals, and logical reasoning. For this assignment, we want you to focus on the logical reasoning only. What kinds of support does the author or authors employ? Clearly identify the kinds of support used. Provide specific examples from the text, and fully explain how the example functions within the text. How do these support(s) aid the author in their overall purpose? How do the chosen forms of support enhance the author’s purpose?

6 In order to complete this assignment, you will need to have identified the author’s argument, the various supportive points they use and the appeal each point employs, and the authors’ ideological framework. It may be useful to get out a sheet of paper and simply list and identify each one before beginning.

7 1. consist of two or more well-composed, cohesive paragraphs 2. briefly introduce the text at hand 3. have a guiding thesis that makes a statement about the authors’ purpose, support, and ideological framework. 4. clearly identify the kinds of support used 5. clearly identify the types of appeals used (i.e.: example, or deductive reasoning, etc…) 5. provide relevant examples from the text 6. coherently discuss how the chosen forms of support relate to the authors’ purpose. 7. coherently discuss how the support and appeals relate to the authors’ ideological framework.

8 * “Iraq and the Democratic Peace: Who Says Democracies Don’t Fight?” ( ) Length: words Format: MLA style for internal citations and works cited.

9 Textual Citation 1. AUTHOR NAMED IN A SIGNAL PHRASE Ordinarily, you can use the author’s name in a signal phrase that introduces the material and cite the page number(s) in parentheses. You may want to use the full name the first time you cite a source, but use just the last name for later references. Herrera indicates that Kahlo believed in a “vitalistic form of pantheism” (328).

10 Textual Citation 2. AUTHOR NAMED IN A PARENTHETICAL REFERENCE When you do not mention the author in a signal phrase, include the author’s last name before the page number(s) in the parentheses. Use no punctuation between the author’s name and the page number(s). In places, Beauvoir “sees Marxists as believing in subjectivity” (Whitmarsh 63).

11 Textual Citation 3. TWO OR THREE AUTHORS Use all the authors’ last names in a signal phrase or parenthetical reference. Gortner, Hebrun, and Nicolson maintain that “opinion leaders” influence other people in an organization because they are respected, not because they hold high positions (175).

12 1. The author’s point is salient, but it’s difficult to know weather or not to believe her.

13 2. The author stated that “plants are the most loving of creatures” (Hallbrook, 15).

14 3) The problem with this method is that it has no validity, the author should change their experiment.

15 5) The author’s point is that the bones, Native American relics, belong to science. This argument has several flaws, namely it’s large bias.

16 6) In his article on food science, Michael Pollen uses a study from Harvard on recent miscalculations about types of fat to demonstrate science’s fallibility.

17 7) The author makes a strong case against Simmon’s research “Simmon greatly underestimates target value and frequently makes unfounded assumptions” (Oliver 9).

18 Due Dates BA 5 Due: 3/11 Participation due after Spring Break: Thesis/Supportive Points- details on website.


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