Our goals for today’s class:
- Converting your I-Search question into an arguable thesis.
- Identifying logical fallacies.
- Understanding basic MLA “Works Cited” formatting.
Argument Claim (i.e. Thesis, pp. 128-130):
- Is it arguable?
- Is it specific?
- Is it manageable?
- Is it interesting?
Here are some examples.
Check out the Purdue OWL examples.
- Go to this site.
- In groups, select one logical fallacy.
- Write your logical fallacy on the board and index card.
- Learn about your selected logical fallacy.
- Be prepared to provide an example of your selected logical fallacy. (5 points)
MLA “Works Cited”:
Your paper must also contain an accurately MLA formatted “Works Cited” page.
Here are some helpful links for MLA Formatting:
- Email me your claim (i.e. your thesis statement). (5 Points)
- It should be one of the “types” of arguments (definition, evaluation, causal, rebuttal, or proposal). Please be sure to identify which argument type you will using.
- Emails are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 15 November.
- Write your Introduction and post it to your blog site by Tuesday’s class. (5 Points)