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Argument Writing. Moving from persuasive to argumentative essays. General Rule, or Warrant. Language & Application, part three. Make a GENERAL RULE. A g eneral rule is a statement about how something generally goes. Advice Can be about cause and effect

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argument writing

Argument Writing

Moving from persuasive

to argumentative essays

general rule or warrant
General Rule, or Warrant

Language & Application, part three

make a general rule
Make a GENERAL RULE.
  • A general rule is a statement about how something generally goes.
  • Advice
    • Can be about cause and effect
    • You can use qualifications to increase the truth of the statement (mostly, most, many…)
    • Avoid using a particular person (use: someone, one, somebody…)
  • Language
    • In general,
    • Generally,
    • Usually,
    • If…, then…
    • When (cause)…, (effect)
make a general rule1
Make a GENERAL RULE.
  • A general rule is a statement about how something generally goes.
  • Advice
    • Can be about cause and effect
    • You can use qualifications to increase the truth of the statement (mostly, most, many…)
    • Avoid using a particular person (use: someone, one, somebody…)
  • Language
    • In general,
    • Generally,
    • Usually,
    • If…, then…
    • When (cause)…, (effect)

Evidence: Arthur was legally drunk.

General Rule: In general, when someone is legally drunk, he or she has a hard time walking smoothly up and down stairs.

why warrants
Why warrants?
  • General Rules are also called warrants.
  • Warrants are needed to explain how evidence supports the claim.
approaching a general rule
Approaching a General Rule…
  • His feet were in a position that looked like his was walking up the stairs instead of down. If he was walking down he would’ve fallen face-front not on his back.
  • If he had fallen he wouldn’t have fallen like that.
  • Queenie does not mention anything about food cooking in her story.
  • Ten minutes give you enough time to kill somebody and to clean up the mess.
  • If Arthur would have tripped, there would be blood or a wound on Arthur.
approaching a general rule1
Approaching a General Rule…
  • His feet were in a position that looked like his was walking up the stairs instead of down. If he was walking down he would’ve fallen face-front not on his back.
  • If he had fallen he wouldn’t have fallen like that.
  • Queenie does not mention anything about food cooking in her story.
  • Ten minutes give you enough time to kill somebody and to clean up the mess.
  • If Arthur would have tripped, there would be blood or a wound on Arthur.

Pick one to turn into a general rule. Write the number on the index card.

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