For More Complex Arguments

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For More Complex Arguments:

More complex arguments make for more rewarding grading!  A brief amount of class time can pay huge dividends!

  • Demonstrate the various types of weak theses and the ways to address them with this handout.
  • Choose a text (or issue, event, object, or phenomenon) that students won’t be writing on, then, as a group, go through the stages of developing a motivated thesis about it.  This exercise models the thinking that students need to do.  Follow up by asking them to draft a thesis of their own.