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Take a Position. Your Title Page. By First and Last Name. INTRODUCTION. Indentify you topic Present Essential Background ( w /citations) for both sides of the issue Identify Main Concepts Define Key Terms. THESIS/ASSERTION. Complete sentence that states your position

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Take a position

Take a Position


Your title page

Your Title Page

By

First and Last Name


Introduction

INTRODUCTION

  • Indentify you topic

  • Present Essential Background (w/citations) for both sides of the issue

  • Identify Main Concepts

  • Define Key Terms


Thesis assertion

THESIS/ASSERTION

  • Complete sentence that states your position

  • Use a subordinate clauses to acknowledge the position

    Ex: George Bush started the war in Iraq so he could create other options for US oil exports

    Ex: Except for medical reasons, marijuana should be illegal because it produces higher crime and public health concerns.


Concession

CONCESSION

  • Give credit to opposing side for a good idea – VISUAL

  • Agree with one aspect from the opposition - CITATION


Rebuttal

REBUTTAL

  • Explain why the idea to which you concede is not as strong as one of your own claims

    -OR-

  • Explain how the idea to which you concede is conditional

  • Use Infinitive Phrase to discuss position

    Ex: Ambassador John Smith, to solidify US position, argues . . .


Claim 1

CLAIM #1

  • Write a complete sentence that states your claim (with VISUAL)

  • Use a Participle Phrase (verb acting as adjective) to emphasize time and subordinate clause to supplement your argument

    Ex:

    Acting in its own self interest, US foreign policy fails if military action becomes our primary response


Word or phrase

WORD OR PHRASE

  • Use IMAGES with verbal explanations

  • Present specific evidence to support your claims

In March 2003, US forces attacked Iraq’s capital of Baghdad. Secretary of State, explaining the US position to the UN said on February 5 “every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence” (John Schwartz, UN Deception, Mother Jones: 2005)


Choice of evidence

CHOICE OF EVIDENCE

List Specific

  • Current Events

  • Historical Events

  • Personal Experiences

  • Literature/Books/News

    That help build your case . . .


Types of evidence

TYPES OF EVIDENCE

Write a full sentence for each:

  • Emotional (Anecdotes)

  • Logical (facts, stats, data)

  • Ethical (values, morals, propaganda, appeals)


Claim 2

CLAIM #2

  • Write a complete sentence that states your claim (with VISUAL)

  • Use an Infinitive Phrase (to+verb answering “why”) to emphasize time and subordinate clause to supplement your argument

    Ex:

    To conceal his position, President Bush called US ambitions “War” so now foreign policy was patriotic.


Conclusion

CONCLUSION

  • Restate (rewrite not recopy) assertion

  • Summarize/List Major Points

  • Present Thematic Conclusions


Thematic conclusion

THEMATIC CONCLUSION

  • Use image that illustrates your closing statement

  • How will this affect the audience?

  • How does this topic address the Human Condition?


Works cited page

WORKS CITED PAGE

  • Use variety of sources

  • Cite Visual Sources you have used in this presentation

  • Use MLA Format


Presentation tips

PRESENTATION TIPS

  • Consider your audience

  • Use more images than written words for the VISUAL

  • Explain the visuals with specific details

  • Make Eye Contact

  • Maintain adequate volume

  • Consider posture and body language


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