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  1. Argument

  2. Claim • Should be debatable • Should not be self evident • Should not claim pure opinion • Expressed clearly and precisely in your introduction

  3. Evidence • What grounds does the writr have for this claim • How do they know this • What authority does the author have

  4. Characteristics of strong evidence • Sufficient amount of evidence • Evidence is verifiable • Experience is reasonably typical • Stats are reliable • Right connections between evidence have been made

  5. Anticipating opposition • Always look at the other side of your argument • Anticipate critiques or objections

  6. Checks for anticipating and refuting opposition • How strong are the opposing viewpoints • How can I refute the opposing viewpoints • Will I have to concede any points • Which of my claims can be discredited • Can I see any weak links in the opposing arguments

  7. Checks for a strong argument • Excessive emotion • Generalizations and absolute statements • Assumptions

  8. Checks for a strong argument • No generalizations • Has all the evidence been considered • Has the author considered alternatives • Does the writer compare one thing to another • The course that the author suggests - do they suggest it because it is the main stream

  9. Conclusion • Does it bring the assignment to a close • Does it answer the questions raised in the introduction • Never introduce new information • Restate the claim

  10. Assignment due 22nd of May