Argumentation. Two Parts to Argumentation. Truth Seeking: what evidence exists? Persuasion: making a claim on an issue Argumentation Not polarizing Not just two-sided Argumentation: both process and product Process: finding evidence; considering multiple points of view
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See examples on page 382
Do activity on page 383
The family was justified in killing the starlings because starlings are pests.
What is the unstated assumption above?
The arguer decides whether the audience will accept the assumption. Sometimes the arguer is right, and sometimes the arguer is wrong!
Do exercise on page 384
Always anticipate what the opposition may say and plan for it in your writing!